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[REBOL] Re: SDK licensing issues

From: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 2-Feb-2006 6:00

> Isn't that a job for a dialect? One written with security in mind?
There are two possible approaches: -- a dialect: everything you can't say in the dialect is forbidden -- a sandbox/bunker: you can say anything you like except what is forbidden The dialect approach is safer the sandbox/bunker approach offers (in theory) greater freedom. but at the risk of missing something crucial and opening a security hole. REBOL already, in effect, has a built-in bunker -- you are trapped in it unless you have the magic license key; that opens the door to freedom and the /pro features. It would be nice to be able to craft a bunker at the mezzanine level: there'd be a bunker-defining dialect: allow [read compose] disallow [write sound view] check [send write] ; with a function supplied that does the checking Sunanda.