Wait - did I read that correctly? "without any boilerplate code, overhead, or worries about limitations, no need for tedious checks for array out of bounds, numeric overflow, or out of memory, or invalid input" = improved textbook?
Aren't these the attack vectors used by malware and viruses today?
I think I'm lost. We use a newer shiny shiny that shows us to do something without showing it done safely and it's better because people will magically include the necessary safety checks and our new algorithms are better because they are clearly implemented without the safety checks.
That's the premise of this statement and the assessment?
Just making sure I'm on the same page.
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder. -- M. Gallaher