[Lvlug] Re: Blog off to a...uh...Start
The Artist Formerly Known as Fingolfin
fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net
Wed Jun 23 00:52:52 EDT 2004
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Michael S. Dunsavage wrote:
> The Artist Formerly Known as Fingolfin wrote:
> > On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Faber Fedor wrote:
> >>You know, after this thread dies out, maybe we can start a
> >>my-distro-is-better-than-yours thread, because, after all, we all know
> >>the $MY_DISTRO is better than $YOUR_DISTRO.
> >>And let's not forget that my $HIGH_LEVEL_LANGUAGE is better than
> >>your $LOW_LEVEL_LANGUAGE because I can do so much more faster than you.
> >>Of course, you'll have the $LOW_LEVEL_LANGUAGE people arguing that
> >>theirs is faster, but I have $STATISTICS to prove otherwise!
> >>And then, we can get into non-programming religions...
> > You forgot the intermediary stage where we argue that Bram Moolenar
> > could spank rms with his penis
> When a thread results to bar room talk, maybe it should be closed?
Just kidding, man!! Anyway, I'm still contemplating just how evil magic
quotes are. I finally figured out that the source of my blog woes was
that apostrophe in almost every case. For someone who's just entering
stuff as a client, they shouldn't have to know about backslashing. So
magic quotes are a lazy way of making sure everything is in order so
something like MySQL doesn't puke.
Integrating it so deeply into the language is definitely an M$ thing.
Bad. But the concept isn't so bad itself. It should be there as an
independent function you can call arbitrarily, with wrapper functions to
use it. e.g.
call important SQL database function
do the magic quotes stuff on the result
"...Jews everywhere were showing signs of disturbance, were gathering
together, and giving evidence of great hostility to the Romans, partly
by secret and partly by overt acts."
-- Cassius Dio, Roman History 69.12.1-14.3
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