Software written in unsafe languages often contains hard-to-catch bugs that can result in severe security vulnerabilities, and we take these issues seriously at Google. That’s why we’re expanding our collaboration with the Internet Security Research Group to support the reimplementation of critical open-source software in memory-safe languages. […]
The ISRG's approach of working directly with maintainers to support rewriting tools and libraries incrementally falls directly in line with our perspective here at Google.
The new Rust-based HTTP and TLS backends for curl and now this new TLS library for Apache httpd are an important starting point in this overall effort.
We saw a problem similar to that of Gentoo's back in 2018 with Debian and librsvg and we are likely to see it recur—frequently—over the coming years. It is not unreasonable for projects to use new tools, nor for projects to be uninterested in supporting ancient architectures. It is most certainly unfortunate, but we find ourselves between the proverbial rock and its friend, the hard place. Perhaps, with luck, something will change with that predicament.
The correct answer is almost always 7.
I remember when I was in school we were explicitly warned if asked “how well do you know $LANG” in an interview to never answer 9 or 10. If you do then you will be asked a language lawyer corner case which proves you don’t know what you’re talking about.
Answer too high and you get made a fool. Answer too low and you project not having significant experience with the language. I would have rated my C++ knowledge to be a 7 when I graduated 14 years ago. And if asked today I’d probably still answer 7.
7 is a very very safe answer. :)
I asked that question for years in interviews, with the follow up of "Okay you're an N, what does an N-1 struggle with?" It was always funny to hear everyone say they're a 7, and then get answers ranging from "a 6 would struggle with declaring functions" to "a 6 would struggle with template meta-programming."
It's a bit of a mind-game, but it's actually really effective.
Oh gosh you’re a monster.
“A 6 is someone who doesn’t realize the answer to this question is always 7”.