Fun_People Archive
20 Mar
Justifying general protection faults.

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 96 15:11:00 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Justifying general protection faults.

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
Forwarded-by: glen mccready <>

     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.

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