[Techtalk] Theory vs. practice

Malcolm& rannirl-yhogroups at otherkin.net
Mon Jan 14 14:36:00 EST 2002

On Monday 14 January 2002 01:15 pm, jhamilto at n2h2.com wrote:

> >Yes, but programmers aren't being taught how to avoid these coding
> >errors, or what errors to avoid.

> Are you serious? That makes so much more sense. As a sysadmin, It's so
> frustrating to see buffer overflow problems occuring over and over again,
> when it seems like 'buffer overflow' lecture would be the first ones taught
> to a programmer.

I thought it was. (Well not the first thing, as hopefully they teach you
the basics in languages with bounds checking, but I thought it was for any
course involving a language where manual bounds checks are required).

But then I've seen some fairly scary things come out of some supposed
programming courses.

We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally
afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
- Abraham Maslow

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