[Python-Dev] ctypes compatibility with 2.3
theller at ctypes.org
Wed May 11 12:07:30 EDT 2016
Am 11.05.2016 um 18:04 schrieb Brett Cannon:
> On Wed, 11 May 2016 at 04:35 Thomas Heller <theller at ctypes.org
> <mailto:theller at ctypes.org>> wrote:
> Am 10.05.2016 um 19:39 schrieb Brett Cannon:
> > On Tue, 10 May 2016 at 01:18 Martin Panter <vadmium+py at gmail.com
> <mailto:vadmium%2Bpy at gmail.com>
> > <mailto:vadmium%2Bpy at gmail.com <mailto:vadmium%252Bpy at gmail.com>>>
> > I am working on <https://bugs.python.org/issue22636>, to fix shell
> > injection problems with ctypes.util.find_library(). The
> proposal for
> > Python 3 is to change os.popen(shell-script) calls to use
> > subprocess.Popen().
> > However the Python 2.7 version of the module has a comment
> which says
> > “This file should be kept compatible with Python 2.3, see PEP
> > Looking at <https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0291/>, it is not
> > clear why we have to maintain this compatibility. My best guess is
> > that there may be an external ctypes package that people
> want(ed) to
> > keep compatible with 2.3, and also keep synchronized with 2.7.
> > That's correct and the maintainer is/was Thomas Heller who I have
> > to see if he's okay with lifting the restriction.
> For me it is totally ok to lift this restriction.
> Great! I'll also update PEP 291.
Cool. While you're at it, the compatibility restriction for
modulefinder could also be lifted.
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