A critique of cgi.escape

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Sep 27 02:44:02 CEST 2006


In message <1159285039.913453.194150 at h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, George
Sakkis wrote:

> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> 
>> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>> > you're not the designer...
>>
>> I don't have to be. Whoever the designer was, they had not properly
>> thought through the uses of this function. That's quite obvious already,
>> to anybody who works with HTML a lot. So the function is broken and needs
>> to be fixed.
>>
>> If you're worried about changing the semantics of a function that keeps
>> the same "cgi.escape" name, then fine. We delete the existing function
>> and add a new, properly-designed one. _That_ will be a wake-up call to
>> all the users of the existing function to fix their code.
> 
> Wow. Are you always that arrogant for things you know very little
> about, or just plain stupid ?

Wow. Express an opinion, and get called names by trolls.



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