in reply to Re^2: Uer Perl Variable in txt file
in thread Uer Perl Variable in txt file
eval stinks in such an application
Admittedly, it at least smells funny. However, I personally don't like to tell people in those situations that it is unacceptable in an absolute sense, because we don't know what's their application is, and what risk they are willing to take (in exchange for easier programming). That's why I outlined every risk I was aware off. With other words: Instead of saying: "Don't shoot yourself in the head", I prefer saying: "You can shoot yourself in the head, but be aware that there will be a hole afterwards". ;-)
Having said this, I must admit that I would use such an eval solution for work I only use myself (not paid work for the customer), knowing well that I can't blame anyone but myself if I get bitten....
Ronald Fischer <email@example.com>