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Re^2: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?

by radiantmatrix (Parson)
on Sep 06, 2007 at 21:03 UTC ( #637536=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
in thread How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?

Is he a Java guy?

No, he's upper management. We're beyond the pale of tech-savvy at this point. The guy believes this because someone he trusts (probably a vendor) told him so. What I'm looking for is essentially literature that talks about how secure Perl is, or speaks to other big-name orgs using Perl for "high-risk" data like financial transactions. Something digestible for the upper-manglement set.

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Re^3: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
by kwaping (Priest) on Sep 06, 2007 at 22:18 UTC
Re^3: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
by perrin (Chancellor) on Sep 07, 2007 at 03:51 UTC
    Well, and run millions of dollars of business through their websites, which are written in perl. That seems like a pretty solid case to me.
Re^3: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 07, 2007 at 16:37 UTC
    As was told during the latest YAPC::EU job fair, VERISIGN uses Perl!

    If I remember well, they have about a million lines of Perl code in their applications and they are still actively seeking Perl programmers (see Perl Jobs).

    If Perl was inherently insecure, should a company like Verisign use it?


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[stevieb]: 80 clauses? dispatch table?
[GotToBTru]: no, lookup
[stevieb]: no, I mean have you considered using a dispatch table. an 80 condition if/else is huge :)
[GotToBTru]: that is how this should have been done, no question
[GotToBTru]: probably back when there were 5 or so clauses

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