On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM, Hilco Wijbenga
<hilco.wijbe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 September 2013 13:48, Niels Basjes <ni...@basjes.nl> wrote:
>> So I propose the following new feature:
>> 1) A scripting language is put inside git. Perhaps a version of python
>> or ruby or go or ... (no need for a 'new' language)
> That sounds nice but ...

>> 2) If a project contains a folder called .githooks in the root of the
>> code base then the rules/scripts that are present there are executed
>> ONLY on the system doing the actual commit. These scripts are run in
>> such a limited way that they can only read the files in the
>> repository, they cannot do any networking/write to disk/etc and they
>> can only do a limited set op actions against the current operation at
>> hand (i.e. do checks, parse messages, etc).

> ... how would you prevent Ruby/Python/Go/$GeneralProgLang from
> executing arbitrary code?

Some kind of sandbox?

>> Like I said, this is just a proposal and I would like to know what you
>> guys think.
> I love the idea but I'm not sure how feasible it is. I think you would
> be forced to copy an existing language and somehow "make it secure"
> (seems like a maintenance nightmare) or to create your own language
> (potentially a lot of work). But perhaps something more declarative
> might be usable?

As far as I'm concerned it should be the 'best suitable' language for
the task at hand.

Best regards / Met vriendelijke groeten,

Niels Basjes
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