Rolling a Container Into a String
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jun 25 04:15:03 CEST 2004
"Kamilche" <klachemin at home.com> wrote in message
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> I want to convert a dict into string form, then back again. After
> discovering that eval is insecure,
With arbitrary code from an arbitrary source, yes.
If you *know* that you are eval-ing your own safe strings, then no problem.
>I wrote some code to roll a Python
> object, dict, tuple, or list into a string.
repr(object) already does that for you. Why duplicate the work?
You only need custom a eval function, which might check that string is safe
(no function calls, no list comps) and then eval, or which might do parsing
and construction itself.
Terry J. Reedy
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