[racket] PLaneT (Was: are people using untyped/snooze?)

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 18 15:44:19 EDT 2011

That's something very do-able with the basic package system that will
precede Planet 2.0.


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Matthias Felleisen wrote at 08/16/2011 05:26 PM:
>> We (Jay, Robby, Matthew, Eli, and I) have been thinking along these lines
>> for a few weeks. Robby is slowly putting the infrastructure into place for
>> these things to happen eventually. -- Matthias
> If you guys are also doing any work on PLaneT itself, one thing that might
> be good to do at the same time is to make the mechanism that handles PLaneT
> "require"s be pluggable by the user.
> Over the years, several times I've mentioned security and stability issues
> involving PLaneT packages.  Now I'm wondering whether, rather than trying to
> get all the security right in core Racket, it would be a lot easier to make
> the mechanism pluggable. If pluggable, then organizations and applications
> could plug in their own policies for what packages and versions are
> permissible, from where are they gotten and how, how are they authenticated,
> any constraints on installing (e.g., sandboxing, requiring user to inspect
> and approve, etc.).  This would also make it easier for people other than
> the PLaneT maintainer to experiment with behavior and to upload their
> modified behavior as PLaneT packages for others to try.
> --
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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