So basically what you are saying is that you don't have to prove anything that you say cause all people have to do is type the right combination of words into google and browse around testing that code for a few hours to see the same thing?
But what would you rather I do with the limited time I have here...
- Write one detailed treatise about why the code
at the head of this thread is broken and dangerous?
- Write five warning postings, leaving others to fill
in the blanks if needed?
I'd rather do the latter, because it innoculates five different diseases instead of just one. Of course, what I'd really
rather do is...
- Write two or three good real postings moving the community forward.
But as long as people post crap like the beginning of this thread, I don't get to do that.
It's fundamentally unethical of me to allow bad memes to stand, so as long as I see them, it's my responsibility to point them out. Now, as long as bad memes keep getting posted in this unmoderated forum, my destiny is predetermined. So, either moderate the forum, or let me post-moderate it as I have.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker