[Python-Dev] Python-dev summary for 2002-09-01 to 2002-09-15

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:23:15 -0400

> Jack Jansen noticed that there demos for some of the SGI-specific modules
> that use severely outdated systems and hardware (stuff discontinued 8 to
> 12 years ago).  Guido gave the go-ahead to yank them from CVS.  So the
> demos are now history.

Wish they were!  Nobody ripped them out.  Sjoerd Mullender gave some
more feedback (some of the code still works) but in the end nobody did
anything.  I still hope it'll happen though.

> Guido said go for the latter and didn't see any possible security issue
> since "If someone you don't trust can write your .pyc files, they can
> cause your interpreter to crash by inserting bogus bytecode".

Another issue where I fear the action item is still in somebody's corner.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)