[cap-talk] lwn.net: Reviving Python restricted mode

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Fri Mar 6 08:37:09 EST 2009


http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/321872/b86a163c89ea70a9/

Guido van Rossum is interested.  Maybe the secret to getting GvR  
interested in such things is to keep the word "capability" out of  
it?  He worked with Tanenbaum on Amoeba in his youth.  Amoeba was a  
password-capability distributed operating system. [1]

Anyway, Mark Seaborn should offer his CapPython (possibly quickly  
renamed "SecPython" :-)) as a solution to this challenge.

Regards,

Zooko

[1] http://www.cs.vu.nl/pub/papers/amoeba/

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