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Re: Is the 'Perl Community' naive and/or stupid?

by gjb (Vicar)
on Dec 08, 2005 at 12:26 UTC ( #515217=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is the 'Perl Community' naive and/or stupid?

The coincidence of several such articles is probably also caused by the fact that journalists have to earn a living, i.e. they have to cover the news. If the news happens to be that there's a vulnerability in X than it is reported by a number of news channels, each -- at best, although usually not -- trying to give it an original spin.

Take a totally unrelated example: if Bush visits the UK, then this will be reported by the BBC, but also by about every American channel and the majority of European ones. It will even be mentioned in passing in the rest of the world. Is this a conspiracy? I think not ;)

Just my 2 cents, -gjb-

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[Corion]: Also, I would be wary of encodings and try to make really sure that both input strings are UTF-8. Maybe join the input strings from one source together to see whether they decode as bad or not
[Corion]: LanX: Then the problem should persist without encoding to base64 too ;)
[LanX]: I think it's a flag problem ... I'll produce a reprodocable example for SOPW
[Corion]: "flag problem" to me sounds like "contains UTF-8 bytes but was never properly decoded to an UTF-8 string"
[LanX]: not my code ...
[choroba]: yeah, sounds like one of the strings is not flagged as UTF-8
[choroba]: which usually means its input wasn't handled correctly
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now

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