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Re: Favorite Question and Why?

by grinder (Bishop)
on Feb 02, 2009 at 22:43 UTC ( #740840=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite Question and Why?

I perchance happened to (re)stumble upon Line intersection, scaled to thousands of points recently. Each time I read it, I am fascinated. It is definitely a Question with the Quality that Has No Name.

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[tye]: oh, LanX, but I was thinking that it was not a function that Perl provided.
[Corion]: Yeah, I also went a more roundabout way, just to find that the solution had been with Perl all along! ;)
[tye]: perhaps the "less secure" comment was motivated by old versions of getlogin() and trolled through the 'last' log trying to match your TTY. On modern Unix, I believe getlogin() just returns a fundamental bit of identity from your process.
[tye]: (Because every thing you do has that tag available for auditd.)
[tye]: Though it is certainly true that you should not use getlogin() for auth().
[LanX]: tye: just a tip for the next time, I found interesting things there...
[LanX]: like shmem commands : shmctl, shmget, shmread, shmwrite...

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