Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development
Wednesday May 24th, 2000
#16 /me is wary
Wednesday May 24th, 2000 11:31 PM
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<P> I'm a huge fan of Perl and all. But unless you have some really strict rules regarding security you're going to run into trouble. I'd rather have it "secure by default" than to make it easier to script. We all know what happens when we plug more and more scripting into programs - witness last weeks .vbs fiasco.
<P> I'd love to see a <B>small</B> subset of Perl make it in. Something like the regex support, the text manipulation, maybe some DBI stuff, but I could do without any sort of filesystem access unless it had to use XPConnect methods.