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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • After giving it a lot of thought, I'm thinking now that Class::Encapsulate might seem like a good idea, but it's probably more trouble than it's worth. I think that your plan of applying it at runtime for development is probably a cleaner way to go.

    • I appreciate that. In our discussions, I've been frequently reminded of Linus Torvalds' opinion [lwn.net] on hacks to protect the Linux userspace from stack smashing exploits:

      "In short, anybody who thinks that the non-executable stack gives them any real security is very very much living in a dream world. It may catch a few attacks for old binaries that have security problems, but the basic problem is that the binaries allow you to overwrite their stacks."

      In typical Linus style that statement is harsher than it need