[Python-Dev] rexec.py unuseable
Martin v. Löwis
martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Dec 16 14:39:37 EST 2003
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> writes:
> i think the only really sensible way forward is to begin from a
> sound basis - one that is going to be a big job to add retrospectively,
> but a simple beginning can be made.
> proposal: how about building ACLs into the python codebase?
I fail to see how ACLs are a sound basis to solve the problem that
rexec solves. ACLs, in my view, are a sound basis to solve a different
problem (that of different identities accessing the same resources).
Also, it seems that nowhere in your proposal you state how ACLs should
be integrated into Python: I.e. what objects are protected by ACLs,
and how do you classify the various actions in a Python program as
read/write/execute/modify_acl? E.g. given
3 * 4
Is that read, write, execute, and which ACL(s) is(are) considered?
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