[Techtalk] Theory vs. practice

Mary Gardiner linuxchix at puzzling.org
Tue Jan 15 11:08:15 EST 2002

On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 02:15:38AM -0600, Julie wrote:
> What I'm describing has nothing at all to do with coding security.  It
> has everything to do with very basic (as in, first year university)
> skills -- things like, oh, never copy more data into a buffer than it
> can handle, validate your parameters, know what your code is actually
> supposed to be doing.

Ho hum, this is my third post in this thread along these lines, but some
universities never teach these skills. For starters you can get a whole
degree in some places using languages where you don't do memory
allocation and never have to deal with overflowing buffers.

... if I had the cash, I'd do a one year graduate diploma in
software engineering at a university other than my undergrad one.

Mary Gardiner
<mary at puzzling.org>

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