[Python-Dev] Re: Python insecure?

Charles Cazabon python@discworld.dyndns.org
Wed, 8 May 2002 12:19:28 -0600

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@zope.com> wrote:
> What's a "DJB fanatic"?
> It seems possible to expand that as "_D_r. _J_. R. _B_ob Dobbs" but
> that seems a bit unlikely?

D. J. Bernstein, professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at
Chicago.  He's most famous for being the person who took the U.S. government
to court for forbidding the export of "strong" cryptographic information.

His second claim to fame is writing extremely reliable, secure software, like
qmail and djbdns.

As for "fanatic", that's just slander.  Some idiot posted a troll to the qmail
list claiming Python was unreliable and insecure.  A couple of people
corrected him.  Someone then posted his message to this list.

Charles Cazabon                           <python@discworld.dyndns.org>
GPL'ed software available at:     http://www.qcc.ca/~charlesc/software/