[Python-Dev] PEP 215 redux: toward a simplified consensus?

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 16:59:51 -0500

Andrew Kuchling writes:
 > But for applications where people don't edit Python, this could just
 > be a library module and doesn't need a new operator in the Python
 > code.  I agree with Paul; there's no actual gain in clarity from the
 > new syntax.

I'm happy with that as well.

 > Presumably Paul is thinking of something like:
 > mlist = load_list('listname')
 > # Lists have .title, .password, ...
 > form_value = cgi.form['text'] # User puts $password into text
 > print text \ vars(mlist)

Yes, but I'm not convinced this has any more security implications
implications than using a library function to perform the


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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