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Old 1st August 2013
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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)?
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