Justifying general protection faults.
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 96 15:11:00 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Justifying general protection faults.
Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded-by: glen mccready <email@example.com>
A compiler literally compiles a list of machine code instructions,
the object code, based on the source code. The resulting object code
is a ready-to-run program that is very fast, but which may crash the
-- "Programming Language," Microsoft Encarta 96 Encyclopedia.
I guess they believe that if they get the public to believe that it's
impossible to write bug-free software, then their software is made to
look more plausable.
© 1996 Peter Langston