[vlc-devel] Lua extension and vlc.misc
jb at videolan.org
Tue Feb 28 20:30:02 CET 2012
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 09:03:19PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> version is safe if we assume that Lua extensions are trusted. version is a
> very nice way to detect security bugs though...
Version is the only current way to test for removed features...
> copyright and license are useless. They were clearly meant for Lua
> _interfaces_ to provide "About" functionality. An extension will have its own
> copyrights and will not need these.
Useless, maybe. Dangerous no.
> > > "datadir"
> > > "userdatadir"
> > > "homedir"
> > > "configdir"
> > > "cachedir"
> > > "datadir_list"
> > Do these contain full paths? (e.g. /home/myname or c:\users\peter.jackson)
> Yes, of course.
> > Because some people might complain about privacy violations, like they did
> > with automatic album art downloads.
> Indeed. Since we do not expose general purpose functions to extensions,
> extensions cannot access the file system regularly. So there is not much
> practical use for VLC directories other than to invade the user privacy.
There are very valid uses, at least for cache, to store temporary files.
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