At 1:22 AM -0700 7/21/04, Crispin Cowan wrote:
I don't understand the purpose of this list. If it is to list all programming languages, that is hopeless, as there are thousands of programming languages. If it is to list all programming languages with security ambitions, then I'm confused, as clearly not all of the languages listed were intended to enhance security, and some of them (glaringly PHP) substantially *degrade* security vs. many languages that came before them.

The list would make more sense if the languages were classified by type, e.g. imperative, functional, logic, declarative, etc. (Or some other set of classifications/labels around which a consensus can be found.) Then a question arises, is there any particular class of language that lends itself better to secure programming than the others?


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