Squeak viruses (was Re: [VIRUS WARNING] Re: Check this)

Raab, Andreas Andreas.Raab at disney.com
Sat Mar 4 23:27:49 UTC 2000


> Right. FFI seems like a very prime candidate for exclusion, 
> given the damage it can do.


> But let's just say for the sake of argument that Andreas were
> to be developing a native 3D acceleration kit for Squeak, 
> using FFI. 

Eeeek! No way! If anything you want to have an abstraction layer on top of
this to provide a unified view on all of the underlying specifics, such as
different APIs (OpenGL, Direct3D, RAVE come to mind) as well as API specific
differences (now is that OpenGL 1.1 or OpenGL 1.0 with a vertex array
extension or is it plain 1.0 or what).

> Then one wouldn't be able to use that in the plugin, which 
> would be a real shame.

Not a shame - just the appropriate punishment ;-)


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