Hello again. Allow me to describe my opinion on software design:
C and C++ should be abandoned (or substancially modified) as the default languages used for the writing of native executables and operating systems. The reason? Giving the programmer arbitrary control over pointers is un-necessary and leads to many bugs. What should be written in C/C++ is native compilers (or interpreters) for other languages that don't allow arbitrary pointer control (i.e. Python, Perl etc.).
Don't get me wrong, C/C++ has many good points. But I think that in most cases pointer control should be left to the compiler to deal with, leaving the programmer free to deal with what the program actually does (i.e. manipulate variables). I think future operating systems should use a no kernel approach where all processes run in the same memory space. This has already been done to an early development stage with Unununium (http://unununium.org). If arbitrary pointer control is not possible in the default language, protected mode addressing is not necessary and will come to be seen as inefficient and cumbersome.
What are your thoughts on this issue?