killing thread ?

Aahz aahz at
Mon Jan 27 16:26:23 CET 2003

In article <b0sipq$11356q$1 at>,
Uwe Schmitt  <uwe.schmitt at> wrote:
>Tim Peters < at> wrote:
>> [Jp Calderone]
>>> It is currently not possible to write a secure sandbox in Python.
>>> I'm not sure if you can call that a bug; it's certainly unfortunate.
>> Just curious: does there exist a programming language in which it is
>> possible do this?  If so, who guarantees it, and via what kind of
>> validation process?
>AFAIK ruby does it.

What exactly does Ruby do?  Allow forced shutdown of threads?  No way;
Ruby uses cooperative threading that's even more restrictive than
Python's.  Have a secure sandbox?  Then Tim's question applies with
force: who guarantees the secure sandbox, and what validation proves
this guarantee?
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