[C-safe-secure-studygroup] Bounds-checked interfaces

Robert Seacord rcseacord at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 11:13:52 GMT 2019

That quote will do.  ;-)  Is that just old folksy programmer wisdom or is
it written down somewhere?

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 4:24 AM Clive Pygott <clivepygott at gmail.com wrote:

> I think I'd like to see what it is I'm supposed to have said, before you
> start something as 'Clive says...'!
> What is recognized is that if something has been working for sometime
> without issues, its a bad idea to force it to be changed to meet some new
> standard, usually known as 'grandfather rights'.
>        Clive
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM Robert Seacord <rcseacord at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm working on a paper on bounds-checked interfaces that I'm going to
>> solicit reviewers for soon.
>> Meanwhile, I've heard Clive defend the following principle:
>> This is a widely-held expert view that changes to “working code” only
>> increase the opportunities to inject new defects.  This view has even been
>> expressed by the safety-critical community.
>> I'm wondering if there is an authoritative source I could reference on
>> this claim?
>> I'm tempted just to write "Clive says...."  ;^)
>> Thanks,
>> rCs
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