[plt-scheme] Re: eq and hashing

From: Joe Marshall (jrm at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 2 10:09:58 EDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerzy Karczmarczuk" <karczma at info.unicaen.fr>
> I have a philosophical question, Gentlemen.
> Why do you call such programs "malicious"?

You were the first to use the word `malicious' in your
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> For me they are simply stupid. In the worst case. Typically they are
> erroneous programs. Now, can any system or language processor protect
> itself agains errors?...

Yes.  This is part of engineering.  Consider such devices as

> Of course the *resource* protection is necessary in all cases, including
> coorect programs, but this is a job for Civil Lawyers and Commerce
> not for the Crime Prevention Departments...

If I have a `runaway' program consuming all my processor time and memory,
the *last* person I want to talk to is a lawyer.

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