NEWB: how to convert a string to dict (dictionary)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu May 25 19:38:50 CEST 2006


In article <1148514268.491292.276670 at 38g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
manstey <manstey at csu.edu.au> wrote:
>
>Thanks.  I didn't know eval could do that. But why do many posts say
>they want a solution that doesn't use eval?

Because it is a security risk!

eval("os.system('rm -rf /')")
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