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Wed Aug 28 05:55:10 CEST 2002
Rob Hall wrote:
> My question (though worded badly) was not so much about the security
> implications, but whether there are any legitimate reasons for deleting an
> attribute that falls within the Python idiom.
Before the "as" clause was added to the import
statement, there used to be an idiom used for
doing the equivalent:
name2 = name1
So it's rare, but occasionally legitimate uses are
found for it.
Also, as was pointed out, the ability to add attributes
implies that, for completeness, there ought to be a
way of deleting them too.
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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