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Comments: printf and Perl: hidden dangers


Today I received an email by Roy Schestowitz. He reported a problem with one of my Perl scripts: gpos.pl. It seemed to return a lot of garbage with a specific query. After careful examination of the Perl script I found the bug I had made: printf plus string interpolation in the format string.

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