A critique of cgi.escape

George Sakkis george.sakkis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 04:12:34 CEST 2006

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> 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.

Funny, "troll" was my initial thought after reading your first few
posts. As you went on and on though, exposing your smugness and failure
to grasp rocket-science concepts such as "backwards compatibility", I
expressed my opinion by dismissing "troll" for a more fit description
of you.

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