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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Thu Jan 19 12:28:01 EST 2006

Grant Edwards 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.

given that it's trivial to create fork bombs and memory monsters in all
those languages, I think you might need to define the term "real OS".

(or do you run all your programs in a virtual sandbox ?)


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