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Re^3: Proposed change regarding "Taint" support

by hippo (Bishop)
on Aug 13, 2021 at 14:27 UTC ( #11135820=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Proposed change regarding "Taint" support
in thread Proposed change regarding "Taint" support

Not sure about "content" but certainly less miffed. I'm content that PHP exists just so long as I don't have to have anything to do with it. :-)

Tomasz Konojacki has referred to that "fundamentally important part of the system" as a "misfeature" that he would like to see "completely removed".

I notice that Tomasz gives neither evidence nor rationale for this "misfeature" claim. Given your recall of Larry's view I am quite happy to be in his camp rather than in Tomasz's.


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Re^4: Proposed change regarding "Taint" support
by choroba (Archbishop) on Aug 13, 2021 at 14:29 UTC
    > in his camp

    So far, Larry's camp is not represented in the p5p discussion. It shouldn't make you happy.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

      Not in that discussion, no. However if you go back to the original referenced post there is at least some support. Steffen himself says (his emphasis):

      I would NOT want this to be the default behaviour, but having this an option could be a boon to people like my employer, who run Perl on thousands of machines and capacity is as important as latency.

      And later ...

      And while I'm at it: You distribution people out there: Don't ship a perl without taint support by default!

      There were a few others in the Larry/Hippo camp back then including Tux and Reini. But perhaps I will badger the p5p echo chamber with my opinions again now so they don't think it is obsolete.


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