[Python-Dev] Integrate BeautifulSoup into stdlib?

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 15:38:12 CET 2009

Tres Seaver wrote:
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> Paul Moore wrote:
>> 2009/3/13 Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
>>> If a decent package management system *was* included, this wouldn't be an
>>> issue..
>> Remember that a "decent package management system" needs to handle
>> filling in all the forms and arranging approvals to get authorisation
>> for packages when you download them.
>> And no, I'm *not* joking. People in a locked-down corporate
>> environment really do benefit from just having to get the OK for
>> "Python", and then knowing that they have all they need.
> You are plainly joking:  nothing in Python should know or care about the
> various bureaucratic insanities in some workplaces.  Given the
> *existing* stdlib and network connectivity, nothing any corporate
> security blackshirt can do will prevent an even moderately-motivated
> person from executing arbitrary code downloaded from elsewhere.  In that
> case, what is the point in trying to help those who impose such craziness?

I (and most people, I presume) would not run arbitrary program 
downloaded from somewhere else on a corporate server that holds many 
important customer data even when there is no technical or even 
bureaucratic restriction, maybe I will sneak around on a workstation but 
definitely not on the server especially if I love my job and want to 
keep it (I'm a student though so that applies to me in the future).

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