[Tutor] Converting from unicode to nonstring

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Oct 15 04:09:36 CEST 2010

On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:43:46 am David Hutto wrote:

> Fixed with:
> self.lines = self.newplot.plot(eval(self.plot))

Anytime you use eval, chances are that it isn't fixed at all, but just 
badly and dangerously papered over.

I really, really wish that eval and exec weren't built-ins. They're 
powerful but dangerous and slow, and making them built-ins just 
encourages newbies to use them inappropriately.

Steven D'Aprano

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