[Python-Dev] Re: cgitb.py for Python 2.2
Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 12:46:15 -0400
>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <email@example.com> writes:
SM> I have to agree. Perhaps just as significant, what would
SM> happen to a CGI script that already attempts to do something
SM> to direct error output to a file or mail message the webmaster
SM> will see?
That's my major concern about enabling by default too. I'd now have
to have a way to /disable/ it explicitly, but of course, I'd have to
wrap that in a try/except in case I'm using an older cgi.py.
SM> Most of my users wouldn't know a traceback (simpler or
SM> otherwise) from a hole in the ground. I think I have perhaps
SM> two users who would understand that I was trying to create a
SM> more readable report.
I agree. cgitb.py is without a doubt Very Cool and should definitely
be in the std library. But it's of use only to a handful of people,
primarily the developers of cgi module-based scripts.
+1 on additing it to std library
+1 on turning it on only with an explicit action (although I could
live with enabling via side-effect on import of cgitb.py, count me
-0 for that).