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Re^6: Dangerous diamonds! (races)

by tye (Sage)
on May 22, 2003 at 14:57 UTC ( #260089=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re^4: Dangerous diamonds! (races)
in thread Dangerous diamonds!

scads of casual programmers who have unwittingly written innumerable remote exploits

Very good point.

Part of why <> upsets me more is that the fix is obvious to me and I'm galled by people claiming that it isn't a problem and can't be fixed. My preference would be to immediately change the default behavior under the theory that it fixes more (by far) existing code than it breaks.

I also see real usefulness in the magical, 2-argument open. Which makes it harder for me to see how to fix the problems with it. And I try not to get upset over complex problems that I don't see clear, non-trade-off solutions for. There are just way too many of those in the world and I prefer not to spend so much of my time being upset.

But I can certainly appreciate where you are coming from now. (:

                - tye

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