Cryptographic Primitives

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at
Thu Oct 5 18:10:34 UTC 2006

> From: tim Rowledge
> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:35 PM
> I'm puzzled by your use of 'internally' in two places - indicating
> that you think it important. Internal, external, it makes no
> difference to vmmaker stuff and no programmatic difference to anyone
> else. As far as I can recall, the general habit of vm building for
> most platforms is to include pretty much all the plugins in the
> distribution download, and to have most of those compiled internally.
> On windows for example this is largely a user convenience matter
> because apparently windows users can't cope with more than one file.
> On OSX, the application bundle means there is no particular advantage
> either way. On *nix I have no idea because I simply haven't used it
> in along time. Unix users probably want the plugins to be kernel
> extensions with cryptic names.

For me internal means that there is no additional dll file that the VM has
to communicate with.  Running the plugin in the general vm allocated memory
has some security advantages.  (once we secure the vm)


More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list