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reducing perl-crashing scripts to a minimum reproducer

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Greg Lindahl
June 25, 2013 07:41
reducing perl-crashing scripts to a minimum reproducer
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Inspired by C-Reduce, perl-reduce takes a perl program that causes a
bug in perl itself, such as a core-dump in the perl interpreter, and
tries to reduce the program to the minimum program needed to cause the

I didn't have much luck finding buggy scripts to test this with; you
guys are too clever at reducing scripts before you file bugs. I threw
in some useful features like taint and valgrind based on one of the
few examples that I did find.

Next time <someone> shows up with a 10,000 line crasher script and an
attitude, send <them> to me. jk

-- wumpus

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