Heirarchical name space allocation

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Mar 30 12:20:10 EST 2004

> Have you given any thought to adding some security to go along with 
> library versioning?  I'm thinking of something like the C# 
> repository, 
> where the version of the library you compile against has a digital 
> signature, and the signature is embedded in the app.  The point is to 
> prevent an attack where someone substitutes another library, with the 
> same version information and public interface, and hijacks your code.

I haven't thought about it, but my guess is that in the absence of any
other security infrastructure it wouldn't be of much use.  Could you
outline some scenarios in which you think this would be helpful?


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