[erlang-questions] Of regexes and REs, and other irritating things...

Loïc Hoguin <>
Mon Aug 11 09:51:40 CEST 2014


On 08/11/2014 06:02 AM, Mike Oxford wrote:
> I need to so some input sanitizing for use against MySQL.

Are you saying you are going to take this data and put it inside a query 
string? This isn't going to protect anything, escaping doesn't prevent 
SQL injection. Why not use a prepared statement instead? This makes the 
data separate from the query, you don't need to do any escaping and 
MySQL takes care of everything for you. Also make sure you are using the 
*binary* protocol, not the *text* one, and you're pretty much set.

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Loïc Hoguin
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