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Sun Dec 12 22:10:08 EET 2004
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:55:02 +0000, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> On Sun Dec 12 15:41:19 2004, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:25 -0800, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > > This sounds sane to me.
> > If we're going to do this, I'd rather we didn't go the route of
> > magic
> > command line programs, but rather having a shared library which
> > exports a
> > well defined C ABI which is pointed to by an environment variable,
> > this
> > can then be dlopened and used in a sensible type safe way, with a
> > single
> > command line program to allow shell scripts access.
> Would this be for security purposes (so the contents of an
> environment variable aren't executed as a shell command), or some
> other reason?
I think thats because it is simply better to have a good library, I
think. Environment vars look to me as an ad-hoc for this kind of
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