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Re: Security Issues in perl-5.16.x

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David Golden
October 2, 2012 16:45
Re: Security Issues in perl-5.16.x
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On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Chip Salzenberg <> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Jesse Luehrs <> wrote:
>> The point that Chip is making is: how would you propose stopping package
>> names from containing nulls?
> Indeed.  And with a large side order of why.

However, if we had originally disallowed them, how would we react to a
proposal to allow them?  I suspect the answer is "with great

Historical accident is a weak justification for a particular design.
The response "changing it now is too much work/too risky" could be a
fair justification for status quo, but I haven't heard that
convincingly yet.


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