brendan at mozilla.com
Tue Feb 2 12:40:39 PST 2010
On Feb 2, 2010, at 12:05 PM, ihab.awad at gmail.com wrote:
> I think the point you are making is that it is possible to *create* a
> new Context that has no, or attenuated, access to the "fs" module.
> That's fine, but then we move to the arguments about the Turing tarpit
> presented to programmers wishing to work in a fine-grained secure
No, we do not fall into the tarpit.
The subset language can provide only the authority-free modules (Sam
just replied saying this too). It simply can't be the full language,
but it could be the language embedded in <script type="application/
ecmascript;version=secure"> or ...application/ses or whatever.
The totalizing style of arguing whereby if you don't start from ocap
primitives and only those primitives, you cannot reach you desired
outcomes, is not helpful. There are many ways to skin the dinosaur and
not fall into the Turing tarpit.
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