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Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

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Re: Lots of people are saying "it's the coder's fault not the language"

And your point is, exactly...what?

If it is that Rust will remove the "inevitable" errors, then what are you on about? If it is that the "inevitable" errors will occur even with Rust (or whatever panacea-language-du-jour one comes up with next week), OK, but again, what's your point?

I agree that bugs are inevitable. The corollary to that axiom is that no amount of tool-fiddling will remove all bugs. Some bugs may be eliminated simply by tool-fiddling, but then others will mystically appear in their place. Seems to me the best way to minimize the bug load on a particular software endeavor is to apply a high level of consistent engineering discipline to such an endeavor, regardless of the tools used.

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