[plt-scheme] Can I create module on the fly?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Jul 17 18:30:54 EDT 2008

On Jul 17, Gregory Woodhouse wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 1:57 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> > In both cases you evaluate random code.
> That's one reason why I had been thinking about writing an
> interpreter that would reasonably safe (kind of like the Java
> sandbox concept).  But then, that raises the question of whether I
> can leverage PLT Scheme instead of trying to interpret everything at
> runtime.

There are two options here -- if you want to just have a kind of a
remote procedure call facility, then what I posted earlier should be
the best fit -- you control the functions that are available
completely.  If you want a restricted evaluation, you can use `eval'
in a namespace that you construct carefully so that it doesn't have
any `dangerous' bindings in -- but that's not possible unless you
*really* restrict your language (eg, my signature).  A much better
solution is to just use the sandbox library:


> The other reason i that I really enjoyed SICP when I read it a year
> or two ago and wanted to give PLAI a go.

Sure, you can write an interpreter, but that's a completely different

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