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- Subject: Re: Bytecode: Safe or not? / luac manual
- From: Stefan Reich <stefan.reich.maker.of.eye@...>
- Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 19:53:02 +0000
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Tony Finch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Stefan Reich <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The mobile code revolution is one that is still strangely lacking from
>> computer science - and I believe it is imminent.
> The world wide web has had mobile code for sixteen years. Why is it
Here's a list of the limitations:
* Everything has to happen in a browser.
* Mobility is limited: It is server-to-client only.
* Only virgin code travels. Once code runs, it is stuck in one machine.
* Quite restrictive sandboxes. Java only offers a choice between
"allow very little" and "allow anything". We want to be more flexible
there, ultimately. Granted, this is a thing of future improvement.
We want to go far beyond the browser as an execution environment.