[Python-Dev] Re: Capabilities
Sun, 09 Mar 2003 07:48:31 -0500
Following-up to my own post in order to apologize for contributing to the
tradition of confusing restricted execution with rexec.
I, Zooko, wrote:
> 2. Mandatory private data (accessible only by the object itself). Normal
> Python doesn't have mandatory private data. If I understand correctly, both
> rexec and proxies (attempt to) provide this. They also attempt to provide
> another safety feature: a wrapper around the standard library and builtins that
> turns off access to dangerous features according to an overridable security
Perhaps it is that "restricted execution" is designed to provide private data,
by disabling certain introspection features, and "rexec" and "proxies" are
designed to provide the wrapper feature?