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910926 - what's the difference between -T and -t?


Dec 15, 2012, 11:41 PM

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910926 - what's the difference between -T and -t?

in the first line of perl script, i see:
#!/usr/bin/perl -wT
i think if i use -wT instead of -wt, it may cause the script to stop at a specified line which taint mode is checked. while if i use -wt just a warning is generated and execution of the perl script is not stopped.
am i right?

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Dec 16, 2012, 7:31 AM

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Re: [hamidi] 910926 - what's the difference between -T and -t?

As I wrote on your cross post on the dev shed forum, yes, that is more or less the basic idea.

From the Perlrun manpage documentation:



Like -T, but taint checks will issue warnings rather than fatal errors. These warnings can now be controlled normally with 'no warnings qw(taint)'.

Note: This is not a substitute for -T ! This is meant to be used only as a temporary development aid while securing legacy code: for real production code and for new secure code written from scratch, always use the real -T.

See http://perldoc.perl.org/perlrun.html for more details.

BTW, the -w option should no longer be used for new code, use the 'use warnings' pragma instead.