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Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

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Re: Eh?

I remember, at Xerox, operating systems written in Smalltalk-76 and Interlisp. Great user interfaces for the day and when something broke the debugger was helpful - or you could just blow away the debug window and continue. The Smalltalk-76 footprint was a megabyte or so and the interlisp footprint was about 10 megabytes. This was with editors and printing etc.

Of course the big board computer with 64 kilobytes of RAM and 2 8" floppies booted in less than a second.

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