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Re: SES local variables to define printers

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: SES local variables to define printers
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 21:35:49 -0400
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> That would not really make it safer because any hacker could find the
> `somewhere in the file' and put some malicious definition there.

You'd check the function's safety when reading the file, of course, as
it is done currently for the `printer' arg of ses-cell.

> My concern was more about getting the system stuck, but you still have
> the C-g

Exactly: it allows denial-of-service kinds of attacks, but you can
probably already get similar problems some other way (e.g. provide
a `printer' argument that's a circular structure, so that the safety
checking doesn't terminate).


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