Author vinay.sajip
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Date 2012-07-26.08:55:42
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It's not actually the PEP 391 implementation - dictConfig() - that uses eval(). Rather, it's the older fileConfig() API which was part of the original logging package when added to Python 2.3. The use of eval() by fileConfig() was documented at that time, IIRC.

I have no problem in principle with updating fileConfig() - which uses eval() in just one private function - to use ast.literal_eval(), but it may break existing, innocuous code which can't be handled by ast.literal_eval().
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