OK, so this is somewhat sub-serious, but it is about Perl
(the source, anyway) and I am looking for wisdom.
In the Perl source (now in mg.c, but previously in
stab.c) is this comment from Larry:
/* And you'll never guess what the dog had */
/* in its mouth... */
The only reference I can find that seems related
(courtesy of the all-seeing Oracle
) is to an
a dog bringing home a dead rabbit.
Is that it? I can kind of see the connection: it's in a section
of code that's taint-checking the PATH from the environment so you don't
get any nasty surprises.
Anyone know for sure?