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Re: Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Apr 25, 2006 at 09:07 UTC ( #545504=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?

Linking revision data into version is extremely common, and very convenient practice. Id say you should support such versions.

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Comment on Re: Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?
Re^2: Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Apr 25, 2006 at 09:27 UTC

    I do have a fair amount of code in place to allow them since it's so common. Unfortunately, as you can see from the examples above, trying to reliably parse such information is extremely difficult and in many cases, it's not worth the trouble. Hence my thoughts on special casing some modules. It's the only way I can do that reliably.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

    New address of my CGI Course.

      Heres one I use regularly:

      ($VERSION) = sprintf "%d.%03d", 0, ' $Revision:: 6 $' =~ /::\s+(\S+)/; + #

      Im not convinced that there is a security issue here to be honest. I think im with Schwern on this. If there is a security issue with version evaluation you already have serious problems. I mean presumably they could have just set up the Makefile.pl to nuke your system.....

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