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comment where is there a good description of the use of the word 'scope' in computer science?
I don't think I know any language where "textual scopes" are inconsistent with "evaluation scopes". For instance, in Java, the execution "leaves the scope" when it has to evaluate the loop condition.
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comment Why isn't SSL/TLS built into modern Operating Systems?
Certificates aren't much about "real" trust, they just complement encryption. What good is an encrypted channel if you speak with a rogue server? The point of certificates is to prove that you are communicating with the right computer, and to that end, just any root certificate you received through secure means is enough to validate the authenticity. For the rest, certificates don't prove anything about the intentions of a person, they just prove it's the real person and not some spoof.
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comment Why isn't SSL/TLS built into modern Operating Systems?
I don't think having built-in SSL would solve the problem you mention. Now, instead of depending on specific libraries, you'll be depending on specific operating systems.
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comment Why isn't SSL/TLS built into modern Operating Systems?
The vast majority of the security plumbing can happen without any user interaction. Inconvenience occurs only when people use certificates that cannot be trusted.