[inbox] Re: [Full-Disclosure] RE: Linux (in)security
bruen at coldrain.net
Mon Oct 27 13:32:29 GMT 2003
On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Bruce Ediger wrote:
> Well, no, but I don't believe your theory either. VMS usually gets
> held up as an example of an OS without significant security problems.
> Sorry to tell you, but DEC wrote VMS mainly in VAX-11 assembler.
> The Alpha-CPU port of VMS involved writing a VAX-11 assember compiler,
> and compiling the VAX assembly code to Alpha object code.
Perhaps my memory is too feeble to know for sure, but when I was
running VMS so long ago, much of the source code I read was in
Bliss[16|32], a macro-like language that only DEC used.
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