[etoys-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] Physical Etoys released!

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 23:36:12 EST 2010

On Wednesday 03 March 2010 05:12:32 am Ricardo Moran wrote:
> I might be missing something obvious here, but why is FFI forbidden in
> Etoys? Is it a matter of security?
AFAIK, Etoys is conceived to be a self-contained computing machine. Primitives 
and plugins purely an optimization or facilitation. FFI is a bridge to host-
specific libraries and it is open-ended. It reduces Etoys to a shell for the 
libraries. The code within the libraries is not available for 
browsing/modification within Etoys.


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