[chuck-users] chuck in a safe box?

Stefan Blixt stefan.blixt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:11:25 EST 2011

If you run ChucK on a Unix-like system, like Linux or OSX, as a restricted
user, it shouldn't be able to do anything nasty to the actual installation
of the operating system. OTOH, the low-level connection to the sound
interface means that the watchdog needs to be active, or folks can crash
your computer with an endless loop without waits. I'm not completely sure
about the status of the watchdog on Linux.


On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Alan Yoder <tempjayren at gmail.com> wrote:

> right, i havent been toying with chuck all that long so i'm a newbie,
> really more of a meganewbie i think, though isn't one of those os features
> the ability to read files such as .ck files? if you neuter chuck like that,
> how will it get its code to play?
> On 1/4/2011 1:26 PM, Zed A. Shaw wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm toying with a small idea to let people upload bits of chuck code to
>> a website and then have it play out to the world.  I haven't started
>> coding anything yet, but I was wondering how hard it is to put ChucK
>> into a safe environment so that it can't touch the OS?  In Lua I'd do
>> that by ripping out the various OS features.  Is there a similar thing
>> with Chuck?
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