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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Monday March 22, 2004
Shades of the mid-90's
Check out this dialog I had with a perl-beginner@yahoo subscriber starting with the head message
. In essence, he took a 5000-line "auction" script written perl4 style from the mid-90's, updated it a bit, then posted it as an example of "good code for beginners to learn from".
Yeah, maybe as an example of what not to do!
I can't tell whether I should be more scared about his defensiveness at being called to the carpet, or the fact that the script has about a half dozen eval-string ops, generally taking their operand from unchecked CGI form fields. Yuck.
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