State of the Web: Deno

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  • deno

    A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

    Deno’s permission system is broken, you shouldn’t rely on it. Deno developers consistently ignore security issues, high priority bugs take months to fix.

    API-based access control can’t possibly work because it’s nearly impossible to predict the effect of any single permission. For example, “permission to run specific command” makes no sense without checking the integrity of the binary, controlling the environment for LD_PRELOAD-like hacks and evaluating the code of this command for possible escape hatches. If you want to isolate a program, you need to do it on the OS level.

  • import-maps

    How to control the behavior of JavaScript imports

    If you care about security you will have setup your own node package registry with a curated/audited list of dependencies, then you need to point to the registry for the dependencies and maintain the registry.

    With deno it should be easier to do this, you setup your own cdn, just upload plain js files and point it from your import map[1], the browser will take care of download/cache them all.


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  • eioio

    Effects-based direct-style IO for multicore OCaml

    > Maybe for the next trendy language we could think about the Object-capability model before it's too late.

    There is an object-capability model in the upcoming OCaml 5.0, however it's only in the Eio library, that deals with IO There's also Emily, a subset of OCaml based on POLA (Principle of Least Authority) I'm unaware of any plain to extend OCaml in that direction though.

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