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Re: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

by trammell (Priest)
on Nov 24, 2004 at 17:12 UTC ( #410178=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

Code to "scrub" CGI inputs:
s/\&\;\`\'\\\"\|\*\?\~\<\>\^\(\)\[\]\{\}\$\n\r//g;

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Re^2: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming
by apotheon (Deacon) on Nov 25, 2004 at 06:06 UTC

    That belongs in the obfuscated code section, perhaps as part of a larger script full of such stuff.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

Re^2: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Nov 27, 2004 at 00:59 UTC
    Should those all have alternators between them? If not, it's looking for a specific string. Of course, it should use tr instead, but I presume that's why it's bad code.

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