[DB-SIG] Re: PyFormat and execute

Holger Duerer H.Duerer at gmx.net
Wed Feb 11 15:35:02 EST 2004

>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Todd <andy47 at halfcooked.com> writes:

    Andy> Yes, and yes to your last two questions. It is in the DB-API
    Andy> specification, its just not incredibly obvious to the
    Andy> newcomer.

    Andy> To that end I created a page on the Python Wiki and made
    Andy> this FAQ number 1;

    Andy> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/DbApiFaq

    Andy> If anyone wants to improve my wording feel free.

Yes, it is shocking that this feature is not more widely known.  Most
examples of DB access code that I have seen use the literal approach
of adding the value in the SQL statement itself -- this is of course a
SQL injection attack waiting to happen for all those people who just
copy such code...

All example programs should only show the execute method with
arguments provided separately.

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