[Python-3000] Reminder: Py3k PEPs due by April

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Apr 11 02:38:03 CEST 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> The __subclasses__ method is useful -- even more so in 3.x than in 2.x, 
> because in 3.x there are no classic classes.

For security purposes, I think it would be better to
adopt a principle that it shouldn't be possible to
do anything dangerous merely by instantiating a
class (e.g. open() opens files, but file() doesn't).
Then __subclasses__ would be harmless.


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