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Re: SSL Capable NetCat and more
From: "Randal T. Rioux" <randy () procyonlabs com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:28:05 -0400

On 3/27/2011 4:29 PM, Dan Tulovsky wrote:
Beside that, scnc is written in pure-Perl, and is easily modifiable
by anyone. Such really simple (dumb?) stuff should not be written in
low-level languages such as C.

You can't be serious...

Shirley, he is.

Perl is shite. It's a dependency hell, it lacks the "logic" of C/C++ and
is interpreted (as pointed out by others). Any code base can be
modifiable by anyone - as long as it is open sourced.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing the product. I think reinventing
the wheel in lesser performing methods is great. Just don't disregard C.
To be honest, in my code auditing days, it was SO much easier to find
flaws in C/C++ than Perl, because Perl is just messy and ugly. Something
looks wrong, but it's right. Uggh!

But if you need to write something quick for an easy task, by all means,
hit the Perl.

It's like using Java to write large scale enterprise products. Who the
hell? Why? Portability is nice, but performance is better. Java belongs
in the small-scale realm of applications.

Grumble grumble. Get off my lawn. Back to the lair :-)


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