Can a simple a==b 'hang' in and endless loop?

Grant Edwards grante at
Thu Jan 19 12:18:52 EST 2006

On 2006-01-19, Terry Hancock <hancock at> wrote:

> It is precisely this power that makes C such a dangerous
> language to program in -- it's what makes it so easy to crash
> your program, any other program running on the same machine,

Nonsense.  Under Windows 3.0 that may be true, but on any real
OS, you can't "crash any other program running on the same
machien" in C, assembly, Python, or Lisp.

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  PEGGY FLEMMING is
                                  at               stealing BASKET BALLS to
                                 feed the babies in VERMONT.

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