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Re: Perl in the news

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Apr 27, 2001 at 17:14 UTC ( #76066=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl in the news

It's a joke !

It's the deCSS code in perl (to defeat DVD encryption scheme)

this code previously posted here was removed from the monastery to prevent legal threat,
and this article is a clever/funny way to spread the code...

Anyway you should avoid to post this code here in the monastery.
(By the way you should also avoid to execute code
when you don't know what it does... ;-)

"Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)

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Re: Perl in the news
by Dominus (Parson) on Apr 29, 2001 at 02:33 UTC
    Incidentally, Wired mag hired me last month to write up a sidebar explaining how this program worked.

    Predictably, they removed most of the technical content and the result was an article which is intended to give the readers a warm sense of understanding without imparting any actual information. When the issue hits the newsstand, I'll post the URL for my original version.

    Mark Dominus
    Perl Paraphernalia

Re: Re: Perl in the news
by zigster (Hermit) on Apr 27, 2001 at 17:17 UTC
    *blush* I still think the page is amusing, I have requested that my node be edited to remove the code itself. Thanks for pointing out my error.

    Damn not being able to edit root nodes.



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