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Ricardo Signes
August 1, 2012 13:11
Re: the "require" branch, maintperl, and security
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* Nicholas Clark <> [2012-07-26T05:50:06]
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 09:24:13PM -0000, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> > rjbs wrote:
> > > The smoke-me/require branch contains a fix for this bug, and will land on
> > > blead shortly assuming further testing finds no problems.
> > 
> > That fix does not look correct to me.
> > 
> > Why should require ::foo be treated as require foo, but not ::::foo or
> > main::foo?
> As to ::foo vs ::::foo, because they are not the same:
> [...]

The answer to the disagreement here is not obvious to me without more time, and
we've classified this problem as only a bug fix, rather than a critical
security issue, so I am tempted to get 5.16.1 shipped for the CLEAR bug fixes
rather than wait much longer for this.

If a consensus is reached Real Soon, great.  Otherwise, I'll probably try to
get this out and then spend time looking at the various ::::: forms.


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