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Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

Re: More Bandaids from America

"C / C++ are not safe for routine enterprise development."

strongly disagree. Yes, for certain purposes neither C nor C++ are safe, that's where you would use Ada or yet something else. However in the hands of competent programmers, using correct toolset (including compiler warnings, with added static and dynamic analysis tools) and with sane design there is nothing wrong with these languages in the enterprise.

On the other hand, leaning too much on a large monolitic sandboxed VM runtime (e.g. JVM or CLR) creates monoculture which, as we know, brings its own security risks. Unless you really believe that these environments are bug-free, in which case I want to remind you that they are written in C++ and that they are very, very complex internally. More complex than many of the enterprise applications you would want to run on top.

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