[Python-Dev] Unexpected rexec behavior due to _sre

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 17:27:01 -0500

> Are we sure that it's not possible to engineer segfaults or other
> nastiness by deliberately feeding _sre bad data?  This was my primary
> reason for not exposing the PCRE bytecode interface, since it would
> have been difficult to make the code robust against hostile bytecodes.

Good point!

But how do we support using the re module in restricted mode then?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)