Back around 1980, when Ada was new, it was common for compiler manufacturers to claim it is best to disable bound checking for performance reasons. Getting your program to run slightly faster trumped knowing that any of your buffers was overflowing. Code that silently trashes memory can be
At 11:45 PM +0100 11/2/07, Florian Weimer wrote: My limited exposure to Cobol makes me think it is as unlikely to have a buffer overflow as PL/I or Ada. Usually, Ada programmers switch off bounds checking before shipping code. I don't know why Ada has such a reputation for robustness.