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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Be Glad Our Community Is Not Like That.

    Whenever I see the phrase "Be glad (that) $foo", I usually substitute it with "What can we do to make sure that $foo?"

    Therefore, I applaud your face-stabbing initiative. I'd prefer that you give the person a chance to redeem themselves beforehand, though. :)

    • > Whenever I see the phrase "Be glad (that) $foo", I usually substitute it with "What can we do to make sure that $foo?"

      In this case, everything I've seen from the Perl development community in regards to security has been nothing but positive.

      * Encouraging people to use modules rather than hand coding potentially broken solutions.

      * DBI placeholders

      * Tainting

      * Immediate and decisive responses to emerging exploits or potential security issues.

      * A very strong testing culture.

      We sometimes lack in other area... like being a bit too attracted to shiny new features and things like obfuscation contests. But on all the important things like testing, continuity of service, back-compatibility and security, we get it very right

      Thank God