[Python-Dev] another dict crasher
Fri, 1 Jun 2001 21:04:36 -0400
> Are you suggesting that we should just leave these crashers in?
> They're not *particularly* hard to provoke if you know the
> implementation - and I was inspired to look for them by someone's
> report of actually running into one.
I certainly don't object to fixing ones that bite innocent users, but there
are also costs of several kinds. In this case, I couldn't care less how
long printing a dict takes -- go for it. When adversarial abuse starts
interfering with the speed of crucial operations, though, I'm simply not a
"safety at any cost" person. Guido is much more of one, although the number
of holes remaining in Python could plausibly fill Albert Hall <wink>.
the-code-base-ly y'rs - tim