[fpc-pascal] Interresting discussion

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Feb 22 11:26:07 CET 2006

On Wed, 22 Feb 2006, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 22 feb 2006, at 10:43, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>>> I've been saying this for years. There is no need for a managed
>>> environment if the host OS does it's job correct...
>> In fact, the host OS provides a managed environment :)
> I don't think there are many host OS'es out there which e.g. only run signed 
> applications. The fact is that for some purposes, none of the current OS'es 
> "does its job correctly" in that sense. Just use the right tool for the job, 
> I personally don't understand all this hostility against managed environments 
> (except as a reaction against claims that they are always much better than 
> unmanaged environments, but overdoing it in the other direction isn't going 
> to get the discussion anywhere).

Well, the very idea of a program running in a managed environment which by
itself is also a managed environment seems like a waste of resources.
Secondly, too many links in the chain makes it easier for the chain to break...

The advantage of running 'signed' applications also eludes me. Even so,
provided you really want that, you could easily integrate that in the OS,
without having a new managed environment...


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