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    Tagged memory architectures offer lots of opportunities for catching faults (which can also be sources of security issues).

    However, such architectures throw up some thorny questions around how and when a collection of bits can be regarded as a valid pointer: http://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2019/05/17/c-considering-support-for-background-checks-on-pointer-values/

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      Interesting! By the way Rust specification is work in progress, but rustc Rust compiler includes Rust interpreter (for constexpr etc), and if I understood correctly, that interpreter also uses p-number. It is called AllocId there.