How security holes happen

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Mar 5 19:42:46 CET 2014


On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:54:59 +0200, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> I don't think Lisp was really originally designed.

The history of Lisp is described here in detail:

http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/history/lisp/lisp.html

Like all complex systems, it did not appear fully-formed in a flash of 
inspiration. It was both designed and evolved through experimentation. 
That process of *trying things* and keeping those that work is usually 
called "design".


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Steven D'Aprano
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