Harvard vs. vonNeuman

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue Sep 28 16:12:56 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 16:05 -0400, David V. Corbin wrote:
> >>> >>>
> >>> Can you create self modifying code in any high level
> >>> language, the kind of code where the application program
> >>> actually changes it's own instructions?
> Actually this is (sort of) becoming more common.

I suppose it's been around in interpreted languages for years. No doubt
you-know-who will claim they invented it though (and worse still, most
of the users will believe them)

> This means that any program can
> write source code to a string (or other structure) and compile and execute
> it!!!!!!

Sounds like a dream come true for virus writers :-)


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