[Python-Dev] doc for new restricted execution design for Python

Ka-Ping Yee python-dev at zesty.ca
Tue Jun 27 02:41:07 CEST 2006

Hi, Brett.

> I have been working on a design doc for restricted execution of Python

I'm excited to see that you're working on this.

> as part of my dissertation for getting Python into Firefox to replace
> JavaScript on the web.

Wow.  What's your game plan?  Do you have a story for convincing the
Mozilla folks to include Python in the standard Firefox distribution,
even though the whole browser UI is already written in Javascript?
Do you want Python to be used to scripts in web pages, Java-style
embedded objects, or both?  I'm curious to know what you have in mind...

I'll post again with more detailed feedback on your document, but here's
a general comment.  I'd really like to see some worked examples of how
you want to see restricted execution mode used, in order to motivate
and evaluate the design and implementation.

In particular, how do you envision restricted execution interacting
with the standard library?  ("Not at all" is a possible answer.)
Are there existing modules or existing Python programs you expect
to just work using restricted execution mode, or are you willing to
ask programmers who use restricted execution to adopt a new style?

-- ?!ng

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