Perl Doom and Gloom

Nicholas Clark nick at
Thu Sep 26 13:27:14 BST 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 01:21:25PM +0100, Dominic Thoreau wrote:

> I know my last employer was very reluctant to know let anyone know we used
> perl internally, as he felt if there were security holes found in the
> language we'd be open to hackers.
> Not that his paranoia was entirely unjustified (the company would be a bit
> of a high profile target at times), but I'm not convinced it was always
> necessary.

Would he have been equally paranoid with any other language?
Or just open source hippie code? :-)

> -- 
> And a big "Hiya" goes out to the fun crew from GCHQ.

I wonder if they're using Perl. We've never seen any bug reports from them.

Nicholas Clark

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