[Python-Dev] Patch review: [ 1098732 ] Enhance tracebacks and stack traces with vars

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 10 00:25:54 CET 2005

"Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:

> At 08:20 PM 2/9/05 +0100, BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
>>Does Skip's idea have
>>any merit?
> Yes, but not as a default behavior.  Many people already consider the
> fact that tracebacks display file paths to be a potential security
> problem.  If anything, the default traceback display should have less
> information, not more.  (E.g., display module __name__ instead of the
> code's __file__).

Oh, come on.  Making tracebacks less useful to protect people who
accidentally spray them across the internet seems absurd.  Would you
like them not to show source, either?


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