[Announce] GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Nov 30 21:52:26 CET 2006

Christian Biere wrote:
> Agreed. However, don't blame it only on the students. I don't think
> you can learn C properly at a university because they're teaching
> Java nowadays and C or C++ courses are often of dubious quality.

This has almost always been the case.  University programming courses
are almost always taught by either professors who haven't been in the
real world in over a decade, or graduate students who have yet to enter
the real world.  Grad students who are coming in from the private sector
are fairly rare.

University IT departments also typically are reluctant to support CS
departments properly.  At the university I'm at, it takes an act of God
to get them to create a CVS repository for a class.  IT tends to want to
treat us as if we've got the exact same IT needs as Classical Languages
or Theater Arts, because it's easier for them that way.

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