Position & proposal

William A. Barnett-Lewis wlewis@mailbag.com
Wed, 04 Jun 1997 20:58:15 -0500

At 11:13 AM 6/5/97 +1000, you wrote:
>>  Adding multiuser capability causes all sorts of headaches concerning
>>who can do what? when? who does it affect? when does it affect them?
>>For instance, you're off modifying some system service. Do the other
>>users get your new modified services or do they use the old service?
>>When do they get the new service? Remember, the goal of using lisp is
>>so you can make these types of modifications on the fly, without
>>rebooting. I don't know how to support both the ability to change
>>things and protect others from those changes. Seems like you can't
>>have it both ways.
>>  Mike McDonald
>>  mikemac@engr.sgi.com
>But you have the issue anyway of protecting the user from
>themselves. Or do you always login as root on your machines?

Heh... At home I do. I also shoot myself in the foot regularly too.
The best way to learn, as far as I'm concerned. "Uh-oh, that's not good. 
Better not try _that_ on the Data General at work!"

William A. Barnett-Lewis
"We are artists.  Poets paint motion  and light.  Historians paint stills.
It can be dangerous to get history from a poet.  It can also be the greatest
						Larry Miller Murdock