Hi all.

Is the policy of the VM makers (whoever they currently are) to prevent the VM from crashing, particularly when given malicious bytecodes?

This is a general question, mostly related to http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=1395 which is now closed. Is it considered a bug if I can crash the VM with a maliciously crafted method?

Which direction would the Squeak community want to go in? Should we aim to have a VM that would never seg fault and dump core (or blue screen under Windows), regardless of what rubbish is fed to it? Doing extra sanity checks and bounds checking would possibly have a performance penalty.