|Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (Mark Lacey \[MSFT\]) (2002-04-06)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (2002-04-07)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (2002-04-10)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (Andre Vergison) (2002-04-10)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (Shankar Unni) (2002-04-13)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (Joachim Durchholz) (2002-04-16)|
|From:||email@example.com (Nick Maclaren)|
|Date:||10 Apr 2002 00:14:21 -0400|
|Organization:||University of Cambridge, England|
|Posted-Date:||10 Apr 2002 00:14:21 EDT|
journeyman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On 6 Apr 2002 23:40:24 -0500, Mark Lacey \[MSFT\] <email@example.com> wrote:
>>I'm wondering if anybody can point me to any information regarding cases
>>where buggy compilers (in particular buggy optimizers & code generators)
>>caused a catastrophic failure of some kind.
>If anything as visible as the kind of examples listed ever happened,
>I'm certain it would have shown up on comp.risks. ...
I should be extremely surprised if some such bugs had not been
involved, but catastrophic errors are usually the result of a
combination of many failures. After all, a GOOD safety-critical
design has interlocking checks, balances, fail-safe traps and all
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