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[liberationtech] Programming language for anonymity network

Peter Lindener lindener.peter at
Mon Apr 21 14:05:43 PDT 2014

My hunch is that if we are planing for the long run one might want to
conciser implementing in Julia.

   The reason that I suggest Julia's consideration is that it's implements
have seen the light regarding
multiple dispatch generic functions within the framework of a strong semi
dynamic type system.
Stostrup and his team at Texas A and M seem to also be taking C++ in a
similar in the longer run a properly restricted (safe)
subset of C++ might also be a viable option...

   If using a safe subset of C++ you might also want to consult with the Andrei
Alexandrescu <> and Walter
Bright<> authors
of the  D_Programming language <> he is also a C++
guy...who seems to know of most of C++'s issues...

   In summary I would recommend writing in a safe (compiler enforced)
dialect of C++...  Not the classic close to the metal C super-set...

   If there are still security related issues that need to be addressed...
I would work with Bjarne Stroustrup <>, his team
at Texas A&M University <>, along with
Andrei and Walter mentoned above.... I gather they share your objectives.

    Hope this helps

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:25 PM, coderman <coderman at> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:26 AM, Stevens Le Blond <stevens at>
> wrote:
> >...
> > We are a team of researchers working on the design and implementation of
> > a traffic-analysis resistant anonymity network...
> is this an implementation of existing research, or experimentation
> with novel architectures?  tell us more :)
> > ... and we would like to
> > request your opinion regarding the choice of a programming language /
> > environment. Here are the criteria:...
> > 1) Familiarity: ...
> > 2) Maturity: ...
> > 3) Language security: ...
> > 4) Security of runtime / tool chain:..
> use modern C++ with testing discipline.
>  , but what about this traffic analysis resistant anonymity network,
> low latency too?
>   *grin*
> best regards,
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