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Re: why I will not use ActiveState again

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 30, 2007 at 13:07 UTC ( #636069=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to why I will not use ActiveState again
in thread Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

That same change to file-path also causes breakage in the rmtree of files across SMB/CIFS shares. Previous to this patch, there was no issue. Not to mention that the patch applied doesn't exclude Windows from it as a platform.

I tried the following experiment:

  1. Add a variable: my $Is_Windows = $^O eq 'MSWin32';
  2. Wrap the two race/exploit checks in if (!$Is_Windows).

The AS patch was sloppy at best, careless at worst. Windows doesn't use GNU Fileutils, as far as I know.


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Re^2: why I will not use ActiveState again
by lowmagnet (Initiate) on Aug 30, 2007 at 13:09 UTC
    I posted the above message. New to the perlmonks site, and created the new user in another tab. Sorry.
Re^2: why I will not use ActiveState again
by lowmagnet (Initiate) on Aug 30, 2007 at 13:43 UTC

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