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Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 08:22:44 -0400
From: Sandy Harris <>
Subject: Checked C?

Slashdot reports that Microsoft have come up with something they call
"checked C". It claims to prevent a wide variety of memory & pointer
bugs, using a mix of compile-time and run-time checks, at moderate

Implementation is as extensions to Clang so it might be hard to apply
to the kernel which I think has some GNU-isms. Perhaps still worth a

Paper describing it is at:
Code is at:

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