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RE: merlyn's time

by wardk (Deacon)
on Aug 01, 2000 at 20:07 UTC ( #25487=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to "running with scissors"

I expect Randal is quite busy, that he finds time to participate here is a big plus for all of us.

With the perl community growing by leaps and bounds, the highly accomplished will continue to be mingling here with the uninitiated. the re-vistiting of topics will continue, at a continuing higher pace.

The fact that Randal says he's doing this when the code presents a security risk makes it vital that he respond when he sees it. By not (re)solving the problem for us, others will have more opportunity to help out, and grow their skills by the exercise.

I for one would rather get a humbling "running with scissors" comment than have my security challenged code be ignored.

My ego can recover faster than a compromised system

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RE: RE: merlyn's time
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Aug 01, 2000 at 20:33 UTC
    I would agree with every single thing you've said, if it weren't for one small detail. Pay attention, many of you seem to have forgotten this one.

    merlyn is not the only perl programmer out there.

    Did you get that? Do I need to repeat it again? If merlyn doesn't point out the danger in some piece of code, we have plenty of other people who are qualified and willing to point out the problems in a courteous manner.

    - email Ozymandias

      >> merlyn is not the only perl programmer out there

      very true.

      but it's his right to post. as much or as little as he chooses.

      and just because there are many who are as accomplished (or moreso), it's not a certainty that an obscure mistake will be caught.

      i'd much rather get two (or more) replies about a security error, even if one is a non-solution-added-pseudo-flame, that have it be ignored.

      and I would hate for ANY monk to feel they should not point something out, even if it's a rehash, and even if they don't have time to do anything more than just say "lookit here...this could come back on you".

      being warned is the courtesy, getting a solution handed on a platter is extra. the first is welcome, the second even moreso, but the first is still usefull in and of itself.

      how is "running with scissors" discourteous?

      anyway, you made your point, although I admit I only read it once, despite the kind suggestion in courteous bold.

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