Re: Potentially insecure Perl scripts
- Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:31:56 +0000
- From: Colin Watson <cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Potentially insecure Perl scripts
On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 05:23:10PM +0100, Alex Mestiashvili wrote:
> On 1/23/19 4:44 PM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > I agree that it would be better to drop this "feature" of Perl.
> > It is probably never used, and probably useless (I would rather
> > use the features from the shell if I need a pipe).
> Perl's open is well documented. Quoting the perlipc:
> "it's much more efficient to process the file one line or record at a
> time because then you don't have to read the whole thing into memory at
This is a red herring. Prepending a pipe to a perl command doesn't
require reading the whole thing into memory.
> Please stop making python out of perl :)
This makes no sense in context, since Python programs routinely process
files a line at a time. Surely this is just derailing?
Colin Watson [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]