Re: [OT] - A hacker stole $31M of Ether — how it happened, and what it means for Ethereum

Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Aug 4 13:52:59 PDT 2017

On 8/4/2017 2:26 AM, Maksim Fomin wrote:
> So, you agree that @safe cannot solve the problem because of C function 
> interfaces and 'lack of machine checkable memory safety in C'. In this case, why 
> does @safe relies on static analysis in CT and type inference when memory safety 
> is determined by the 'C memory sate' at RT? Either @safe is wrongly presented 
> (it is not memory safety tool, but something else) or (if the intention was to 
> provide memory safety tool) it is a flawed feature.

Every memory safe language that talks to C code (Rust, Java, etc.) has this 
issue. Once you step outside the language, guarantees cannot be made. It's not 
reasonable to assume otherwise.

> It appears, that scope has its own loopholes too [1].
> [1]

All languages have bugs in their implementations. What do you suggest we do 
about that?

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