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Re: A Perl Web Browser Plugin

by gjb (Vicar)
on Dec 06, 2005 at 22:52 UTC ( #514661=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Perl Web Browser Plugin

The Java plugin doesn't just prohibit access to the local file system, the standard library has a very sophisticated mechanism of permissions in the* package. This allows for very fine-grained permissions that can be set via properties. I've actually used the latter to run students' code on my machine ;) This all goes down into the JVM which is aware of these permissions.

To make a Perl plugin would probably mean a lot of work to build a perl interpreter that would support some kind of nontrivial security model.

Just my 2 cents, -gjb-

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Re^2: A Perl Web Browser Plugin
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 07, 2005 at 06:28 UTC
      It was discussed recently on p5p list, how unsafe is... unfortunately.

      Best regards,
      Courage, the Cowardly Dog

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Discipulus loose the tozzetto party!
[shmem]: .oO( addition of cookies for addiction to cookies )
[Lady_Aleena]: Other than my typos shmem. 8)
[shmem]: otherwise fine
[Discipulus]: tozzetti & vinsanto
[Lady_Aleena]: The whole line is push @line, ref($list_addition ) ? @$list_addition : $list_addition if $list_addition;
[Lady_Aleena]: And I forgot to do the array check, I'm such a doofus today.
[Lady_Aleena]: push @line, ref($list_addition ) eq 'ARRAY' ? @$list_addition : $list_addition if $list_addition; #trying again
[shmem]: Discipulus: yummy. I like those. Didn't have them for some time now, forgot the name. Should go get some...
[shmem]: Lasy_Aleena: correct, although for clarity I'd use an if() block, not a statement modifier

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