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Title:Cyclone: A Safe Dialect of C
Authors: Trevor Jim ; Greg Morrisett ; Dan Grossman ; Michael Hicks ; James Cheney ; Yanling Wang
Date:Jun 2002
Publication Title:USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:275-288
Cyclone is a safe dialect of C. It has been designed from the ground up to prevent the buffer overflows, format string attacks, and memory management errors that are common in C programs, while retaining C's syntax and semantics. This paper examines safety violations enabled by C's design, and shows how Cyclone avoids them, without giving up C's hallmark control over low-level details such as data representation and memory management.
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author = { Trevor Jim and Greg Morrisett and Dan Grossman and Michael Hicks and James Cheney and Yanling Wang },
title = {Cyclone: A Safe Dialect of C},
book title = {USENIX Annual Technical Conference},
year = 2002,
month = {Jun},
pages = {275-288},
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