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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's no wonder people complain about messy looking perl when stuff like this keeps resurfacing as 'examples'.

    Every CGI I write uses taint-mode, warnings, strict, and

    I can't tell you how many times I've had people call me to do maintenance on an old script to add some small additional functionality and I've had to either convince them that I should rewrite the entire thing from scratch, or turn them down outright since I won't add my name to the list of people responsible for it breaking or being compromised.

    What scares me most, is that a popular system admin program, webmin, is written in the old perl4 style. I *SO* wish I had the time to do a top-down refactoring of that pile of poodle feces. :D