problems with module Cookie

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Tue Jun 1 21:28:03 CEST 2004


Manlio Perillo <NOmanlio_perilloSPAM at libero.it> writes:
> On 31 May 2004 01:56:10 +0100, jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) wrote:
[...]
> >> This is very simple to do with httplib and Cookie modules, so why to
> >> use more involved modules?
> >
> >No reason at all if you're happy with it, of course.  That was what my
> >"Cool" was meant to communicate.
[...]
> Of course I agree with you for all other cases, but there exist
> programs that really needs only low level library.

Was that not what I said?  Sorry if I'm not making myself clear!


(What follows is unrelated to your (quite unnecesary!) extended
defence of your use of Cookie in your script, but just by the way of
commentary on the points you make)

> Actually, ad example, standard Cookie module is low level. 

Yes.  The low-level stuff it does is not not always the right thing
for client-side code, though.


> It only parses key=value pairs, and, more important, it is 'other
> library' neutral. 
[...]

Same goes for ClientCookie.  The interface required of request and
response objects is defined in the docs.  For doing what ClientCookie
does (automatic cookie handling), I don't think it can get much
simpler.


John



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