> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dmitry Vasiliev [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>
> Slices doesn't wrap around.

Right, this was what I was seeing/thinking about:

>>> for i in range(41): print i, "'" + "password"[:i-40] + "'"
... 
0 ''
1 ''
2 ''
3 ''
4 ''
5 ''
6 ''
7 ''
8 ''
9 ''
10 ''
11 ''
12 ''
13 ''
14 ''
15 ''
16 ''
17 ''
18 ''
19 ''
20 ''
21 ''
22 ''
23 ''
24 ''
25 ''
26 ''
27 ''
28 ''
29 ''
30 ''
31 ''
32 ''
33 'p'
34 'pa'
35 'pas'
36 'pass'
37 'passw'
38 'passwo'
39 'passwor'
40 ''

Can't really call it wrap around, I guess.
 
> 
> > Might make debugging a problem just a little 
> > easier, you never know.
> > 
> > Anyway:  
> > 
> >     def checkPassword(self, storedPassword, password):
> >         salt = storedPassword[:max(0, len(storedPassword)-40)]
> >         return storedPassword == self.encodePassword(password, salt)
> 
> With Python you can do things as simply as possible. :-) The 
> expression
> storedPassword[:-40] (which is equivalent to
> storedPassword[:len(storedPassword)-40]) does exactly what you want:
> 
>  >>> "password"[:-40]
> ''
> 

Keeping it simple is often the best way.  Given the above, in order
to ensure a blank salt with a password less than 40 characters,
keeping it simple may not suffice.

Cheers
Mark

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