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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday February 25, 2008
10:23 AM

Find the bug!

[ #35751 ]

I encountered a delightful bug today. I'll make it easy for you and not try to obfuscate it. It's a potentially fatal error in this code, not the calling code.

sub import {
    my $class = shift;
    while ( @_ ) {
        $_ = shift;
        # do stuff

That's bad code, but it took me a while to see it. If you've read some of my past complaints about the type of code causing problems in our BBC code base, that's a hint.

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