we shouldn't be hard on Matt, who as a
teenager (IIRC) came up with something which has obviously
filled a massive need
Actually, I disagree with this one very strongly. Matt
was a teenager when he first wrote the scripts, but
that was six years ago. In the meantime many people have
pointed out the problems with his scripts and have offered
to help him fix them. As far as I know he has made no
attempt to rewrite the scripts using better practices. He
occasionally patches security problems (whilst still not
using -T) and in the middle of January last year
he issued fixes for all of the Y2K bugs in the scripts.
Let's not forget that Matt has made a lot of
money out of these scripts. As far as I'm concerned Matt
has earned as much criticism as we can throw at him.
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