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Re^3: Beginner Recommendations

by harangzsolt33 (Chaplain)
on Jan 24, 2023 at 15:22 UTC ( #11149825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Beginner Recommendations
in thread Beginner Recommendations

I don't think I was recommending TinyPerl. I said that I am using it and I described why. I also said that YouTube isn't a good way to learn programming, but I didn't say no one should be using YouTube. The reason I use TinyPerl 5.8 is because it's tiny. lol It's only 448 kilobytes in size. Strawberry Perl, on the other hand, takes up 154 megabytes. And that's just the size of the zip file. (Btw I don't use any of TinyPerl's modules except and and maybe Carp, but other than that, I don't use anything else. So, if the older modules have security issues, I am not affected by those, because I don't use them.)

" hasn't been updated in many years. You're missing decades of improvements and bug fixes."

I haven't come across a bug yet. When I do, I'll switch. If something is not broken, don't fix it. :D And that's why I am using XP also by the way. And no, I am not promoting Windows XP. Don't get me wrong. I am just saying that I use Windows XP because it works for me, and I love it. It probably won't be good for somebody else's needs. But I figured out a way to make it safe and secure for myself, so I am fine with it. And I have been using it for a long time. Believe it or not, I think, it has clear advantages over using the newest versions of Windows. Not many, but some. I'll post a link here to an article I wrote about how I do it:
How To Make Windows XP Safe.

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Re^4: Beginner Recommendations
by haukex (Archbishop) on Jan 24, 2023 at 15:29 UTC
      Okay. I have looked at each of those. I guess, I am safe from these, because I don't run third-party code. I try to stay away from that as much as possible. If some program is large and I don't have time to review it, I won't execute it. But as far I am concerned, I don't plan on using a backdoor like putting heredoc at the end of my perl script to try to read someone's memory contents. I try to write useful and safe scripts not use weird tactics to try to break someone's computer or hack into it. I am not a hacker. But see, that's why YOU should upgrade to a more recent version of Perl. I don't have to. As someone who writes and executes his own code, I don't feel like I am in any danger.
        As someone who writes and executes his own code, I don't feel like I am in any danger.

        I hope you're not self-hosting your CGI scripts...

Re^4: Beginner Recommendations
by marto (Cardinal) on Jan 24, 2023 at 15:46 UTC

    "But I figured out a way to make it safe and secure for myself"

    From what you've posted, it really doesn't seem so, the illusion of security perhaps.

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