[Python-Dev] Reviving restricted mode?

Isaac Morland ijmorlan at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 13 15:11:15 CEST 2014

On Mon, 11 Aug 2014, Skip Montanaro wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM, matsjoyce <matsjoyce at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There maybe some holes in my approach, but I can't find them.
> There's the rub. Given time, I suspect someone will discover a hole or two.

Schneier's Law:

 	Any person can invent a security system so clever that she or he can't
 	think of how to break it.

While I would not claim a Python sandbox is utterly impossible, I'm 
suspicious that the whole "consenting adults" approach in Python is 
incompatible with a sandbox.  The whole idea of a sandbox is to absolutely 
prevent people from doing things even if they really want to and know what 
they are doing.

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