Re: Programming languages for remote agents

Darren New (
Fri, 12 Aug 1994 15:20:40 +0100

> this in Safe-TCL. The language doesn't have any simple way to
> determine whose authority a procedure executes with. Maybe Safe-TCL is

No, you need to write such a procedure.

> a useful platform on top of which one could build this kind of
> security model, but it isn't there, and it isn't obvious that Safe-TCL
> actually provides 'an open framework on which you can build' such
> applications.

I expect this is the sort of thing "DeclareHarmless" is supposed to be
for. Declare harmless a procedure which checks the signature, and if it's
valid, declare a bunch more stuff as harmless. - Darren