[Python-Dev] Integrate BeautifulSoup into stdlib?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Mar 23 14:55:26 CET 2009

Tres Seaver wrote:
> Given that the out-of-the-box Python install already has facilities for
> retrieving text over the net and executing that text, the notion of
> "locking down" a machine to include only the bits installed in the stock
> Python install is just "security theatre;"  such a machine shouldn't
> have Python installed at all (nor a C compiler, etc.)

Indeed, in the real world this locking down is done at the firewall level.

As for packaging in this scenario, that's what private package servers 
are for...


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