[Python-Dev] The pysandbox project is broken
tismer at stackless.com
Fri Nov 15 23:24:21 CET 2013
On 13/11/13 00:49, Josiah Carlson wrote:
> Python-dev is for the development of the Python core language, the
> CPython runtime, and libraries. Your sandbox, despite using and
> requiring deep knowledge of the runtime, is not developing those
> things. If you had a series of requests for the language or runtime
> that would make your job easier, then your thread would be on-topic.
I think you should consider to re-define you perception of the purpose
of the python-dev list. Simple feature-requests is not everything.
Instead, this list also touches the general direction where python should
go, and discusses the current hard-to-solve problems.
The sand-boxing feature via rexec, bastion etc. was perceived as a
safe thing, until it was proven to be completely broken (Samuele Pedroni
et. at., 2003
I think). After that, CPython simply removed those features and failed
provide a better solution.
I appreciate very much that Victor tried his best to fill that old gap.
that breakage happened again, I think it is urgent to have an in-depth
discussion how that
situation should be treated in the future.
Christian Tismer :^) <mailto:tismer at stackless.com>
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