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Date: 2002-02-20 (16:22)
From: james woodyatt <jhw@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Safe Caml for online teaching
On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 07:53 , Alain Frisch wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Martin Jambon wrote:
>> The insertion of Caml-toplevel forms in Caml online HTML manuals could 
>> be
>> attractive for beginners since it doesn't require the installation of 
>> Caml
>> on the local machine.
> What you describe seems to be overkill for the purpose. You could simply
> build a toplevel with a restricted standard library (without interaction
> with the OS and without unsafe operations like Obj), disabled 
> directives,
> and use a wrapper to kill the toplevel when some timeout expires.

Another option is to give up on trying to make the interactive Caml book 
into a web service.  If, instead, it were a standalone web application, 
then I could download it and install it on my own local web server.  No 
changes to Caml necessary.

j h woodyatt <jhw@wetware.com>
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                                                      --vinton cerf

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