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Ada Marketing <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 09:14:02 -0500
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I don't want to be negative, but I don't see Ada as less susceptible to
buffer overflow.  You can still write bad code.  The advantage on the
Ada side is that most data structures (probably all) will raise a
predefined or user defined exception should an overflow occur.  Thus the
overflow can not be as easily ignored.

"Thomas A. Panfil" wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'd like to be able to cite a good paper on why Buffer Overflow
> susceptibility is common in software written in some popular
> language(s), and rare or relatively easy to prevent when using
> other languages.  Advice, anyone?
> Thomas A. Panfil / Treasurer -- Baltimore SIGAda