GC buggy in windows?

Gregor Mückl gregormueckl at gmx.de
Sat Nov 9 03:02:12 UTC 2019

On Friday, 8 November 2019 at 20:30:28 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> On Friday, 8 November 2019 at 15:54:56 UTC, tchaloupka wrote:
>> Well still it's pretty unfortunate if some 3rd side app can 
>> brick the GC runtime. We can't just say to customers "You've 
>> got Eset installed? Screw you it won't work together."
> But isn't that the purpose of antivirus software? Isn't the 
> whole point to allow it to be able to interfere with the 
> execution of other programs?

It's not OK if the interference consists of injecting random bugs 
into legitimate programs. Antivirus programs have a pretty awful 
track record in this regard. I can't think of an antivirus 
product that I used that didn't turn out to be defective in one 
way or another.

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