[Full-disclosure] so like i hrd python devz like mudkipz?
me at b3nji.com
Fri Aug 27 19:14:10 BST 2010
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Tim <tim-security at sentinelchicken.org> wrote:
>> so like i hrd python devz like mudkipz? http://bugs.python.org/issue9702
> I presume you are Dave B?
> So this is a great example of why introductory programming courses in
> college should teach C (or something similar) as a first language
> rather than Java. Kids these days don't understand what operating on
> something by reference is and why you'd want to do that.
> Also Dave, your example Python code in the bug report doesn't match
> the scenario in the SSL socket wrapper bug. The former tries to
> isolate the differences in operating by reference or value and the
> latter confusion comes about because the programmer didn't understand
> the Python scoping rules. (At least that's what I gather from the bug
> report alone; didn't look at the rest of the code.)
> I'm really not sure how any of this is security related.
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