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Re: Obscuring code?

July 25, 2000 16:27
Re: Obscuring code?
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I'm sorry to take this further off topic, but a quick response.

On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 05:05:54PM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> >There are a non-trivial number of people who write Perl specfically
> >*because* it can't be hidden easily in this fashion; 
> That's very much true.  I'm a burnt-child poster boy in that arena.
> And just to add to the allusion, I'd rather a Kiddie::Porn module
> be added to the core than this Evil.

We might as well have a discussion on bombs, guns, or screw-drivers. 
They are all tools.  It's how things are used which can be evil, not
the tools themselves.

Do you fear that your fellow Perl programmers will be so tempted to
use such a tool in an evil capacity?  If yes, then perhaps we should
be talking about what we can take away from Perl instead of what we
can add?  Then, it would be less prone to being used in an evil way,


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