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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: Strange globbing of * in query
Date: Sep 19 2000 9:05PM

David J Iannucci writes:
 > Hi,
 >    I'm using Sybase::DBlib from a recent version of SybPerl
 > (2.12 maybe?) with a recent Perl and ASE 11.5.
 >    I've got some code that sometimes, for some
 > reason, takes the * in a piece of SQL like
 >    "select * from table where blah blah"
 > and globs my home directory in!  I.e. the query
 > ends up as
 >    "select Dir1 Dir2 File1 File2 File3 from table ..."
 > where the Dirs and Files are names that appear in
 > my home directory.  At first I suspected Perl, but I
 > can't find anywhere in the code that would suggest
 > that Perl was interpreting that as a glob, and the
 > newsgroup comp.lang.perl.misc assures me that Perl
 > would never try to glob a simple * in a double-quoted
 > string.

I'd love to see the actual code... I saw the thread in
comp.lang.perl.misc, but I really don't know what could cause this - I 
definitely haven't seen anything like this before.

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