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Re: guile --listen

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guile --listen
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:52:51 +0200
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

>    Security-wise, using a localhost address can result in local users
>    being able to do anything your process can do [...]
> eep
>    [...] It would be nice to be able to make any long-running Guile
>    application hackable just with a command-line argument, though :)
> I think each application should make this decision individually.
> It's nice that the infrastructure is shared, but the command-line
> argument for all Guile programs goes too far, IMHO.

There’s the new (system repl server), which exports various mechanisms
that an application should be able to use in its own way, I think.

I view the command-line option as a handy way to debug an application
“when you know what you are doing”.


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