[Python-Dev] Direction of PyChecker

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 08:52:16 -0400

> [Off topic] The same seems to be true for pydoc in http-serving mode.
> It just imports any .py on sys.path, when doco is requested for it.
> Although pydoc is *really* cool, this aspect scares me a bit...
> (I guess if the port pydoc is listening to is visible from the outside
> world, it better run as a user with very limited permissions, right?)

Yes, this bothers me greatly.  I hope that someone will fix this.

> (Hm, that makes me think that it may be a good practice to name scripts
> that are not supposed to be imported so that they *can't* be imported?)

Indeedy!  (Or make sure they're noy on sys.path. :-)

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