Larry Wall & Cults

Richie Hindle richie at
Thu Aug 26 15:01:35 CEST 2004

> just look at the reaction if any questions any element of Perl design!

My one and only foray into comp.lang.perl was to ask about the rationale
behind using regular expressions as the mechanism for untainting tainted
data.  Since regular expressions are so pervasive in Perl code, it seemed to
me (as a Perl beginner) that it made it very easy to untaint without
realising it.  I never returned, and I'm grateful to the Python community
for not being the Perl community.  8-)

Richie Hindle
richie at

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