[pypy-dev] tooling/sandboxing (remarks from Ikai Lan)

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 19:48:48 CET 2011


On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:

> Hi all, especially devs at Pycon,
>
> FYI i just saw saw some tweets from Ikan Lan (http://twitter.com/#!/ikai )
> who works with the Google App Engine time, oldest to newest:
>
>    At the Python VM panel. I want to believe alternate VMs are about
>    more than just benchmarks. Question do not agree with me #pycon
>
>    For instance, I want to see the tooling that can be built around
>    alternative VMs. Profilers, heap analyzers, better debuggers #pycon
>
>    Python VM implementors think sandboxing is not something that should
>    be implemented at VM layer. Oh, well. #pycon
>
> To me, this does not seem to be fitting for PyPy, does it?
> Maybe somebody can discuss a bit with him.  I still believe that Google
> and GAE are a potentially very good application of PyPy tech.
>
> best,
> holger
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That's a bit confusing IMO.  Maciej, Frank, and Dino all said that their VM
supports sandboxing, but it shouldn't be implemente din a python specific
way because Python is such a big language.  Not sure why someone would want
Python specific sandboxing.

Alex

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