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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • that's quite the crash.

    Wait, does that mean there's a DoS attack built into iCal, if you import somebody's badly formatted .ics file? (I say this with minimal knowlege, not having used ical much).
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    -DA [coder.com]

    • Probably.
      • Maybe, I don't know. I did some more testing on this (trying to put a little-endian date into my big-endian iCal), and I observed the same behavior, except it was a bit inconsistent in how it failed.

        However, I was wrong about it being tens of thousands of years. It was probably more like tens of billions. With a b. What I was misremembering is that the new 64-bit time can go to about 500 billion years, but the OS is at present designed to go out to only 30,000.
  • Sounds like you fixed the bug, so at least the story has a happy endian.