[BangPypers] magic in datetime module?

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 08:56:40 CEST 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:21 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:

> > I have a basic doubt - why do you want to set a module as core
> > as __builtins__ to {} in your code ? If you can answer that
> > reasonably, it makes sense to investigate this or raise a bug.
> > Otherwise, I don't think it is good coding.
> It is used in web.py templating engine to restrict the available
> builtins to templates.

   web.py is a great framework, but this is bad coding for sure.
  I guess you need to do some hack like,

    __builtins__ = {}

   Then before calling code that breaks,
    __builtins__ = oldbuiltins

     <call breaking code here>

 But this is damn ugly and if it were me, I would investigate other
 options whch doesn't force me to put __builtins__ to {} in my
 code. I don't know details enough to advise you on this
 specifically in this case.

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