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From: Ed Brey (edbrey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-09 15:37:43

From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> Python scripts like this would be nice to place on the Wiki.

Scripting code on a Wiki sounds dangerous. After a script has been posted, a malicious user could come in and modify the script to include some nasty code. Per the Wiki spirit, the bad code will be detected and easily undone; however, until then, the script can have its way with unsuspecting users with unfortunate timing.

I know that Python has a restricted execution environment, which can clamp down on what untrusted code can do. Perhaps a Python expert can provide some words of advice in this area.

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