A critique of cgi.escape

Jon Ribbens jon+usenet at unequivocal.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 16:02:39 CEST 2006

In article <mailman.682.1159278667.10491.python-list at python.org>, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>>> the same documentation tells people what function to use if they
>>> want to quote *every-thing* that might need to be quoted, so if
>>> people did actually understand everything that was written in a
>>> reasonably clear way, this thread wouldn't even exist.
>> The fact that you don't understand that that's not true is the reason
>> you've been getting into such a muddle in this thread.
> it's a fact that it's not true that the documentation points to the function
> that it points to ?  exactly what definitions of the words "fact" and "true"
> are you using here ?

You misunderstand again. The second half of the sentence is the untrue
bit ("if people did ... understand ... this thread wouldn't even exist"),
not the first.

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