Updates to "unlang"
p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Dec 11 15:47:59 CET 2015
On 11/12/15 14:33, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> People abuse policies now, using Tmp attributes as arguments and to
> hold return values has a far greater potential for confusion.
Yep. I use Tmp-* attributes a lot in policies. I don't consider it abuse
really; it's what we've got.
> By refusing to add proper functions, we're increasing real world
> abuse and confusion.
I understand the reasoning behind unlang being limited. Implementing
yet-another fullblown language is not a great way to spend resources.
I would probably make more use of the embedded languages for complex
policies, but none of the options suit me; perl is, well, perl. Python
although I love it, is a very poor choice for use in threaded environments.
Unlang is "good enough" but is sometimes messy. A few tweaks to avoid
some of the more onerous set/unset of Tmp/control: variables would
probably obviate any desire to move outside the server core for me.
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