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Re: perlfaq1: "Which version of Perl should I use?" and "What are perl4, perl5, or perl6?"

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From:
Robert Spier
Date:
January 30, 2005 21:34
Subject:
Re: perlfaq1: "Which version of Perl should I use?" and "What are perl4, perl5, or perl6?"
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> +Versions prior to perl5.004 had serious problems with 
> +buffer overflows, and in some cases have CERT advisories.

If someone is asking the question "what version of perl" - they may
not know what a buffer overflow or CERT advisory is.  Can the words
"security problem" or "security hole" be worked in?

> +No one is actively supporting perl4.x.  Five years ago it was
> +a dead camel carcass (according to this document).  Now it's barely
> +a skeleton as its whitewashed bones have fractured or eroded.

;)


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