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Ravi Bhavnani15-Aug-22 11:49
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NewsWatch tiny electromechanical robots that are faster than cheetahs for their size Pin
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NewsNo, you cannot trust third party code without reading it first Pin
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GeneralRe: No, you cannot trust third party code without reading it first Pin
trønderen12-Aug-22 4:56
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Daniel Pfeffer13-Aug-22 9:08
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I agree with much of what you say.

What people fail to understand is that software is orders of magnitude more complex than a recliner, or a coffee machine, or most other physical goods. This is compounded by many non-technical people's attitude that "it's just software; it can easily be re-written." This means that when a hardware person says that it will take 4 weeks to build something, it's accepted, but when a software person says that, he/she is often told "well, why can't you do it in 2 weeks?"

Every program that we write is not mass-produced, but is a hand-built prototype. We are craftsmen in the age of mass production, which is another reason why our work is misunderstood.

Even so, the tools to assist proper design, coding, and debugging exist (e.g. CMMI, etc.), but I have yet to find a single company that is willing to make the investment. Either the initial cost or internal politics seem to derail the project every time. I can only conclude that this chaos is, somehow, desirable to upper management.

As for bounds-checking and validation, C is naturally sparse in this matter. If you write your code properly, the validation is performed at the input stage, and all other code gets sanitized data. This may be checked using asserts at the entrance to each function. If you do this, validation of each array access is superfluous.
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NewsIT leaders struggle with application modernization, survey finds Pin
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NewsTop 25 emerging technologies: Which ones will live up to the hype? Pin
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