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Re: Fwd: Re: makeinfo function execute feature

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: makeinfo function execute feature
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:24:36 -0500

    I suggest that if a command were added in makeinfo to put the
    execute feature in, simply leaving that texinfo command out would
    have the default you desire of not putting the execute feature in.

Right.  I was talking about whether it should be enabled in the Emacs
Info reader by default, or whether users should have to set a variable.
Along the lines of enable-local-variables.

I would be quite worried otherwise.  A malicious person could easily
create or modify an Info file to do an rm -rf /, for example.  It
doesn't seem at all plausible to ask every person who wants to use Info
to check their Info files for execute functions.

In fact, this should IMHO be done whether we add a Texinfo command for
this or not.  Right now, the only protection is ignorance.

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