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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Jun 28 20:39:58 CEST 2006

On Jun 28, 2006, at 10:54 AM, Brett Cannon wrote:

> On 6/28/06, Trent Mick <trentm at activestate.com> wrote:
> Brett Cannon wrote:
> Mark (and me a little bit) has been sketching out creating a  
> "Python for
> Mozilla/Firefox" extension for installing an embedded Python into an
> existing Firefox installation on the pyxpcom list:
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/pyxpcom/3167613
> > The idea is that there be a separate Python interpreter per web  
> browser page instance.
> I think there may be scaling issues there. JavaScript isn't doing that
> is it, do you know? As well, that doesn't seem like it would translate
> well to sharing execution between separate chrome windows in a
> non-browser XUL/Mozilla-based app.
> I don't know how JavaScript is doing it yet.  The critical thing  
> for me for this month was trying to come up with a security model.
> And if you don't think it is going to scale, how do you think it  
> should be done?

Why wouldn't it scale? How much interpreter state is there really  


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