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Re: Should the #. reader macro be enabled by default?

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Should the #. reader macro be enabled by default?
Date: 05 Jun 2001 16:07:40 -0500
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Martin Grabmueller <address@hidden> writes:

> I second this.  Does anyone on this list use this feature or knows
> about any usage that would break?  Even if that is the case, I think
> we should take this inconvenience for the sake of security.  (Just
> imagine a Guile-enabled mail user agent (ab)used to spread macro
> viruses...)

I absolutely agree.  Frankly, I had no idea guile was doing something
(IMO) this dangerous.  I've used (or planned to use) guile in
situations where this could be potentially catastrophic

If it were up to me, I'd like to see it changed *immediately*.

Rob Browning <address@hidden> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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