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From: "Jan Simon" <matlab.THIS_YEAR@nMINUSsimon.de>
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Subject: Re: Official rules for the FEX
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Dear Doug, dear Paul!

> Of course, there are ways to mess with the MATLAB environment, such as 
> path() and its variants.

A nice description for this:
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/268380
I think, the Matlab's PATHTOOL was the malicious program in this case.

> Doug wrote:
> Have I forgotten anything?  (Probably.)

BINPATCH involves an FOPEN also.
Setting the FORMAT pemanently to 'hex' in the defaults - not dangerous, but anoying for the non-expert users.
But I did not start this thread to reduce the degree of usefulness of the FEX... 

Kind regards, Jan