trentbuck(a)gmail.com (Trent W. Buck) wrote:
to start with Douglas Adams: "There is a
theory which states that if ever
I have this sometimes in my mind if I look at Linux related development.
Especially in the area of desktops, btw.
I refer my learnèd colleague to The Kid:
From thinking about the failure to remove all the bugs before the
new version ;
and the creation of new ones in the next; I started wondering whether
was taking a fundamentally different approach;
to " secure and bug free OS's". After all as OS's become larger and
languages more powerful;
then if error rates per 1000 lines of code stay roughly constant (to err
is human ?);
then source-code errors and security holes will become more numerous as
the source increases in size ?;
The prospect seems to be, we may never be certain that all the
catastrophic ones a have been found,
and (for example)our airplane won't fall out of the sky under rare and
specific circumstances ?
By chance I came across the following idea:
I was wondering about peoples thoughts about this and the general problem ?