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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:15:20 -0400

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     > I'd like to know how it is that "raw bytes" have security implications.
     > Are there programs that make assumptions about the contents of strings?
     > That seems like bad design.

    Yes, they do, and no, it's poor implementation, not bad design --
    they're conforming to standards that say that string contents will
    have a specific form and are unfortunately imperfectly protected from
    invalid input by their I/O modules (for example, the \201 bug in Emacs

      ...If that program is a
    spam/virus checker,...

Do people write spam/virus checkers using Guile?

This issue is specifically about Guile.

Dr Richard Stallman
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