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Re: Browsers as stand-alone UI

by gjb (Vicar)
on Apr 07, 2004 at 17:53 UTC ( #343356=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Browsers as stand-alone UI

At some point you could use ActiveState Perl as a scripting host under Win2K and have Perl scipts executed by IE. At the time I tried it, it worked and I turned it off since I considered it a bit too powerful. I'd guess it's still possible although I haven't used ActiveState in quite a while.

The alternative is JavaScript ;)

Hope this helps, -gjb-

Update: the security depends on that of Microsoft's Scripting Host and given that company's track record I decided to take no chances.

I just checked ActiveState's website: the thing to look for is PerlScript. I'll give it a try later when I can reboot after installing ActiveState Perl.

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Re: Re: Browsers as stand-alone UI
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Apr 07, 2004 at 18:08 UTC
    ... I considered it a bit too powerful.

    I'm curious - what did you consider it too powerful for? That's an odd sentiment to have, IMHO.

    Also, would this same trick work under WinXP?

    We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

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      what did you consider it too powerful for?

      I'd personally consider it a security risk. not withstanding, Perl doesn't have a lot of sandboxing features that are typical of browser-based langauges.

      Also, would this same trick work under WinXP?

      It should.

      : () { :|:& };:

      Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

        I am wondering how this is different to a script written in some VB derivative via the WSH. Surely that has just as much danger potential?

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[hippo]: Is the NVIDIA driver problem still a thing?
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[choroba]: that's 2012
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