Gaol/Jail (was Re: set-tab-adjustments)

Christopher Roy Bratusek <zanghar freenet de> writes:

> Perhaps we should get completely rid of goal and make themes normal
> scripts?

I've also been wondering about this.

On one side: themes are likely to be used by a lot more people,
including people who don't know lisp at all and aren't necessarily even
going to notice if something strange happens.  And there are a *lot*
more themes available than scripts, so it may be more likely that a
nasty theme would go undiscovered.  Besides, the real reason scripts
aren't gaoled is because it would be totally impractical; since themes
*can* be gaoled (or jailed, if you're used to the American spelling),
why not?

On the other side: gaol makes the sawfish code more complicated and has
(at best) no impact in terms of use.  It's not as if sawfish users are a
large enough demographic to attract black-hat attention.  Is someone
really likely to try to use a trojan-theme to take over someone's

Are there other issues?

Jeremy Hankins <nowan nowan org>

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