dynamic variables; globals

Chad Netzer cnetzer at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Wed Jan 22 21:55:59 CET 2003


On Wednesday 22 January 2003 08:59, Jp Calderone wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 07:13:38AM -0600, Randy Heiland wrote:
> > [snip]
> >
> > Thanks.  And if I want to use the RExec module instead?
>
>   You almost certainly do not.  It is not secure, and in all
> likelyhood it will be removed from the stdlib in one of the next few
> releases.

It'll probably be gone by default from 2.3 (although with a little 
effort can be re-enabled for those who really want it).

Guido is, apparently, hoping it'll become useful again, but someone has 
to make the effort to "harden" it, at least back to the level it was in 
the 1.5-ish days (it needs work to handle new-style classes, etc.)

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Chad Netzer






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