Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Re: Some thoughts on IB and security
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Karwin [mailto:bill@...]
> Sent: Viernes 28 de Abril de 2000 12:17
> I don't think it is unreasonable to require that these plugins be
> written in C. For heavens sake, all Netscape browser plugins are
> written in C or C++, aren't they? There are hundreds of those! That
> should show that it's not that difficult.
> I would claim that anyone who is unable to use C to write a plugin has
> no business writing an implementation of security anyway. You were
> talking about how do you know if a plugin is safe? Well, I would feel a
> lot more uncomfortable using a plugin written in VB because that's the
> only language the author knows!

I cannot agree more. Choose your language, but choose among the decent ones,
if you have any sense of estimation for yourself.
Probably this Bill's posting needs to be kept for "Our Best Anecdotes" in
the Appendix of the IBDH, too.

Claudio Valderrama C.
Ingeniero en Informática - Consultor independiente