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  > if people aren't willing to pay between 0% and 5% for 
  > the extra security provided
In the context of Rust, integer overflow checks provide much less utility because Rust already has to perform static and dynamic checks to ensure that integers are used properly, regardless of whether they've ever overflowed (e.g. indexing into an array is a checked operation in Rust). So as you say, there's a tradeoff. :) And as I say elsewhere in here, the Rust devs are eagerly waiting for checked overflow in hardware to prove itself so that they can make it the default and do away with the current compromise solution (which is checked ops in debug builds, unchecked ops in release builds).



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