[E-Lang] defense in depth

Jonathan S. Shapiro shap@cs.jhu.edu
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:30:58 -0500


Bill Frantz wrote:
> 
> At 03:02 PM 1/25/01 -0500, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> >Bill Frantz wrote:
> >> Javascript is supposed to be "safe"... However,
> >> EROS should be able to keep it from installing Trojan horses,
> >> counterfeiting windows, and stealing data.
> >
> >What about backwards compatibility?

That was a joke, guys. Or at least, it was *supposed* to be a joke.
Backwards compatibility as in "the system is required to continue to
provide efficient support for Trojan horses."

Sigh. Some days my humor isn't what it used to be. Furthermore, it never
was.

Jonathan