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Re: [SERVER] LambdaMOO 1.8.x feature wishlist
> Limit string and list lengths to prevent malicious programmers
> (or unfortunate accidents) from bringing down any MOO currently in
As others have pointed out, this doesn't finish the job, as I can still
create an arbitrary number of properties. If you could limit the sizes of
individual objects _and_ of individual variables, as well as the number
of objects and forked tasks owned by a user, you'd be closer. (But the
idea of the addition operator raising E_QUOTA still makes me squirm.)
> - differentiate between constant and mutable strings (String and
> StringBuffer in Java)
So, this is the request for the _addition_ of a mutable string data
type, right? (Since, in the current server, all strings are immutable.)
That can complicate programming a great deal. For example, if the .name
property in MOO were a mutable string, and you accidentally passed me
a reference to it (e.g., if your :name verb did `return this.name'),
I'd be able to change your name. Unless we also had string ownership.
Mutable strings are harder to work with; that doesn't make them not
worth investigating, I just want to make sure what you're requesting.
> (3) Customizable exceptions/error handling.
What would you use this for? Would you use object numbers as your
exceptions? That'd be sort of neat.
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