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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to secure an OCaml server
On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 09:28:07PM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 28 Feb 2004, Richard Jones wrote:
> 
> > This is a new type of vulnerability discovered fairly recently. 
> 
> I am not sure about this, as I can hardly imagine that some clever souls 
> may not have thought of such problems much earlier. I suppose, the big 
> problem is the seductive easiness of hashes and their popularization by 
> perl...

Of course _I_ always recommend using assoc lists instead of Hashtbl
with OCaml nowadays.  This has the feature that it's _always_
O(big something) so DoS attacks are never a problem :-)

Rich.

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