[whatwg] Side effects free scripts

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed May 31 23:10:38 PDT 2006

On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 11:25:38 +0700, Andrew Fedoniouk <news at terrainformatica.com> wrote:

>> So, determining if a function is side effect free needs to be done
>> while that function is run.


> Exactly! So to run such function in runtime you need sandbox each time.
> Quod erat demonstrandum.


I don't see how (2) follows from (1). No, you can't verify whether a script is side effects free until runtime. But no, you don't need a sandbox either. You only need a special mode for the script interpreter, like a global boolean flag, which prohibits several types of actions listed in my initial mail.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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