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Re: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

by samtregar (Abbot)
on May 16, 2006 at 20:00 UTC ( #549878=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

You are absolutely right. Your co-worker is an idiot. Perhaps you can walk him through the likely fate of such "improvements" when Perl is upgraded or a new machine is built!

I once saw this kind of upgrade performed on Apache::Session. I had found a bug in a contractor's code which could cause deadlocks in Apache::Session. To "fix" the bug the coder removed the locking code from Apache::Session! There's only one word for that - awesome.

-sam

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Re^2: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"
by rhesa (Vicar) on May 16, 2006 at 20:09 UTC

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[choroba]: RonW Yes, but then, one day, they needed to switch from FTP to SFTP, and... but I can't give the whole talk away here :)
[RonW]: Tunnel FTP through stunnel?
[james28909]: i guess i should have done it in perl. i bet it woulnt have taken me 5 hours to figure out haha
[choroba]: In the end, I was able to upgrade Perl from 5.8.3 to 5.22 and install Net::SFTP::Foreign , at least for the task involved
[james28909]: what would be the best way to capture that stream with perl? ffmpeg args -rtp rtp://127.0.0.1?
[LanX]: if I was forced to talk about all security risks I encountered oO

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