Commons JEXL
  1. Commons JEXL
  2. JEXL-115

Add support for asynchronous script execution and cancellation

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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1
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      Description

      WHY:
      To allow proper sandboxing and let users run their own script, it is necessary to control the time a script is allowed to run and avoid runaway executions (for instance while(true); ).
      WHAT:
      Support for asynchronuous execution is usually based on Runnable/Callable/Future and Thread interruption. The Callable interface seems the most versatile so a method to transform a Script into a Callable seems in order. Thread interruption is in most cases an indication that must be checked (besides locking methods) somehow.
      HOW:
      Creating a Callable from a Script, Context (and arguments) is straightforward. Checking thread interruption can be performed in the Interpreter loop at "key" points namely getting/setting properties, calling methods/functions, resolving identifiers and of course, within loop constructs (for, while).
      BACKGROUND:
      http://apache-commons.680414.n4.nabble.com/jexl-JEXL-Secure-Sandbox-tt3626959.html

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          • Assignee:
            Henri Biestro
            Reporter:
            Henri Biestro
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