This post appeared on the p5p mailing list earlier today.
As someone who has never personally experienced any utilitarian benefit from perl's purported tainting capabilities, it was something that I was pleased to see.

However, from twenty years ago (give or take), I do recall a statement from a prominent perl figure named Larry in which he stated that he would not run perl scripts for any purpose at all unless taint checking was applied.
Are there others here that recall that statement ?
How do we reconcile that statement with the proposed change ?
Are there people here who would refuse to use a perl that was built without taint checking capability ?

Just wonderin' .....