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merlyn wrote:

See what you can get for $10 of my time? How many of those would you have found for $10 of your time? {grin}

Rather than list what I found, I'll list what I didn't. Then everyone can see what a faker I am :)

my $paramTemp,$contentTemp; ## $contentTemp is NOT BEING DECLARED LOCAL (very misleading)

Gah! I didn't see that one. (FYI: if you don't see it, "my" binds tighter than the comma).

$content =~ s/<!--$section-->(.*)/<!--$section-->$contentTemp/; ## parens not needed on .*, what if $section has regex chars?

Saw the useless parens (and that despicable dot star!), but didn't think about $section having regex characters.

if ($image ne '') { my $newFile = fileUpload('Image',250000,1,'lat +est_image','JPEG','.jpg',' +.jpeg') } ## image might be undef if param not provided.

Sigh. I missed this one, too.

All in all, I don't feel bad about catching most of the errors. This little post was 17 lines of code. Imagine expanding this out to over 2,000!

Cheers,
Ovid

Update: It's interesting to notice that someone can hack together a script that has virtually every line of code in error and have the script still work. The person who wrote this code was a coder, not a programmer.

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In reply to (Ovid) Re(2): How many bugs can *you* find by Ovid
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