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Daily archive for Wednesday, 05 December 2012

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miguel prz (niceperl): (xxxiii) metacpan weekly report
This is the weekly favourites list of CPAN distributions. Votes count: 133
Week's winners (+2): it was inconclusive
Build date: 2012/12/05 22:01:32 GMT

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Ricardo SIGNES (rjbs): if you only read one blog post about the upcoming perl 5.18.0...

...it probably shouldn't be this one. Instead, go read Breno G. de Oliveira's piece on hash randomization.

There are lots of important changes in 5.17 right now, and there may be some more between now and 5.18.0, which is due in Spring 2012. The one t [...]

garu: Are you relying on hash keys being ordered?
tl;dr - if you rely on Perl 5, and plan to eventually upgrade to the upcoming 5.18, do this *now*:

  1. Install 5.17.6 (you do use perlbrew, right?);
  2. Try your modules and apps in it (you do have tests, right?);
  3. If  anything breaks, it's likely because y [...]
Generic Ultram: CVE-2009-2899
The monitor perl script in the Sybase database plug-in in SpringSource Hyperic HQ before 4.3 allows local users to obtain the database password by listing the process and its arguments.
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