I'm sure if you took the trouble to research it you would find that Tom's comment is actually incorrect.
The 1791 Penal Code was the work of the Constituent Assembly just before it gave way to the Legislative Assembly. It was the replacement of the latter by the National Convention in August 1792 that brought in the Terror and a whole set of revolutionary legislation.
Woolly and ill-informed generalisations about how revolutionary politicans might have thought are not particularly helpful to debate.
Oh, and 1795 code was the work of Merlin de Douai, also author of the Law of Suspects so not exactly a bleeding-heart liberal.