[texworks] Lua scripting

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Jun 14 12:17:24 CEST 2009

Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 14 juin 09 ? 00:11, J?rome Laurens a ?crit :
>> Le 13 juin 09 ? 22:26, Reinhard Kotucha a ?crit :
>>> On 11 June 2009 T T wrote:
>>>> On 11/06/2009, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>>>> If
>>>> someone is stupid enough to run a random piece of code from a random
>>>> place, I'd say they get what they deserve.
> That's a rather rude thing to say.

i didn't say that but anyway we should keep in mind that most users (and 
esp new tex users) will run some stock distribution (tex live, or some 
package that ships with the os)

in fact, as texworks will probably ship as a package there might be less 
dagner in it than in people sharing documents and styles as one can 
misuse tex macros to overwrite files, and run programs (if immediate 
write 18 is enabled; one can nowadays restict write 18 but even then 
clever tex programming could probably get around it); as tex work is 
open source one can even imagine texworks being patched to contains 
viruses .. it will never be a safe world


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