Perl Doom and Gloom

Nic Gibson nicg at
Thu Sep 26 13:31:58 BST 2013

On 26 Sep 2013, at 14:27, Nicholas Clark <nick at> wrote:

> 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.

They are (or at least some of their people attend Perl training courses)


> Nicholas Clark

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