Thread: OpenBSD Compilers in OpenBSD
View Single Post
Old 1st August 2013
thirdm thirdm is offline
Spam Deminer
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocket357 View Post
I've read that paper. David Wheeler's response is a nice followup (albeit many moons later =)
"Simply recompile the source code twice: once with a second (trusted) compiler, and again using the result of the first compilation."

Where does this trusted compiler come from? If Ken Thompson's at the root of all C compilers what if he is secretly an evil genius (or slightly less paranoid, what about generations between your so called trusted compiler and his, supposing we all trust him)?
Reply With Quote