[gambit-list] Gambit REPL iOS app

Marc Feeley feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Mar 15 10:54:20 EDT 2011


On 2011-03-15, at 9:14 AM, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:

> 
> On Mar 15, 2011, at 7:47 AM, Marc Feeley wrote:
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>> Do you think the fact that you can "telnet" to Gambit REPL makes it objectionable with respect to the Apple license
> 
> I think this would be the problem if there were any. The success of Pixie Scheme makes it clear that Apple has no problem with a non-javascript interpreter that runs new code as long as that new code is entered by the user on the iOS device itself.
> 
> Apple seems to be wary of the possibility of a remote exploit. The fact that a malicious hacker could, in theory, telnet into a user's iOS device and execute arbitrary code on a wireless carrier's network is what Apple seem to be guarding against.
> 
> OTOH, they may have no problem with it at all.
> 
> Finally, I don't know whether making it paid rather than free would have an impact on acceptance, but I bet making it iAd supported would increase the likelihood of acceptance :^)
> 
> warmest regards,

I guess I could submit a few variants of Gambit REPL to see which ones are accepted:

- Gambit REPL Free: just the REPL
- Gambit REPL Lite: adds script editing
- Gambit REPL Full: adds the REPL server
- Gambit REPL Risky: adds the Termite server (!)

Marc



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