[Python-ideas] Any chance on (slowly) deprecating `eval` and `exec` as builtins?

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 08:35:58 EST 2017

07.11.17 12:29, אלעזר пише:
> Also, it is unfortunate that `ast.literal_eval` is less accessible than 
> `builtins.eval`. Giving it an alias in builtins might make it easier for 
> programmers (and less scary - "ast" might sound like I need a PhD to use 
> it).

ast.literal_eval is not so safe as you think. Malicious input can cause 
a stack overflow in your program. [1]

[1] https://bugs.python.org/issue31113

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