Fear and Loathing…

In case some of you have noticed recently there was an article on zdnet (not my favorite publication anyways) that quoted James Gosling, Sun’s CTO, stating that “Microsoft’s decision to support C and C++ in the common language runtime in .Net one of the “biggest and most offensive mistakes that they could have made”“.

I figured that I would share what has to be the best reponse to this statement by pointing people to Don Box’s reply on his blog.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for people raising the alarm when we have a security problem, but to make generalized and unfounded comments like this when we have so much in the area of security to worry about is just a waste of our time.

One thought on “Fear and Loathing…”

  1. Hello Dear Patrick,
    I just wanted to tell you how happily surprised I was with your comment in my blog. I’m going to send you a letter, but it takes some time to make a good one.Now, I’m not quite sure if this is highly related to the topic, but Channel9 (http://www.Channel9.msdn.com) has mad a bit recent couple of Videos regarding the future of VC++. I think they may wort time.
    The 1st part is avalable on: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=39280
    While the 2nd is also available on: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=39463
    Most Regards,

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