Installing a compiler by default

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Jun 13 22:59:46 BST 2006

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:13:03PM +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op di, 13-06-2006 te 11:57 -0700, schreef Matt Zimmerman:
> > - It's even possible (and indeed it has been done) to write a C compiler in
> >   Python, and to use that to compile an exploit. 
> Well, only a C-subset compiler has been done, and it still requires the
> GNU Assembler...  ;-)
> <>
> But of course it's possible to write a complete C compiler and an
> assembler in python too...

A subset should be quite sufficient for an average security exploit; they
tend to be pretty simple, and the most useful ones only rely on kernel

 - mdz

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