Wow, talk about a trollbait article.
The author attempts to make a case for managed code because of the "saving graces" of the runtime, but what, pray tell, was the runtime written in?
If a bug similar to Heartbleed was found in
To be 100% clear Heartbleed happened not because a programmer screwed up, but because the language was too primitive to know better.
Wow, that's a money quote for trolling.
This statement is ludicrous. It was because a developer screwed up. When a person gets shot, do we blame the gun or the shooter? Exactly, we blame the shooter. The fault never lies with the tool, it lies with the user of the tool. If you don't know how to use the tool correctly, don't fucking use the tool.
For example: Let's say there's an idiot -- there's enough around here to pick from -- who improperly uses a table saw and slices off a finger. Do we blame the table saw or the sloppy idiot?
Blaming C/C++ for Heartbleed is just as stupid.
Quite frankly, I'm surprised i-programmer posted such a trolling, flamebait rant and called it an article. I'd expect that sort of lame-ass shit from Slashdot...