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- Subject: Re: new releases [was Re: Official public code repository]
- From: Gé Weijers <ge@...>
- Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 06:16:32 -0800
On Dec 27, 2007, at 8:40 AM, Tim Kelly wrote:
Everyone here knows that Windows and Linux (and even BSDs) need
patching regularly and so do the scripting languages, as they are
all full of security holes. If you argue that you have products
that do not have such issues, the company's IT department will
laugh at you. If you are IT and do not need to constantly patch
users' computers, you will be fired as incompetent.
See item #3 in:
(Marcus Ranum is a pioneer in the security industry)
Complexity is the enemy of security. I'll stick to Lua, thank you.
(Lua: < 17K lines of code, Python 2.5.1: around 900K lines)
The real incompetents are those who build these complex systems
without regard for security.
Maybe there is a different model on the east side of the Atlantic,
but here in North America the emphasis is on "recurring revenue,"
which is based on forcing clients into constant upgrade cycles.
You may be better served with a more 'fully-featured' scripting
language, it fits better in the 'recurring revenue' model.