[cap-talk] Caps v. Nyms (Jed's definition and SOX)
alan.karp at hp.com
Wed May 12 11:36:36 EDT 2004
David Hopwood wrote:
> I agree. It's not necessary to understand split capabilities in order
> to use object capabilities; they are separate models.
I, too, agree, although the "name" part of a split capabilitiy is just a capability designator. It's still a different model than object capabilities, of course.
> Split capabilities
> are certainly more complicated, and IMHO the extra complexity
> is poorly
Then either you're right, or I haven't done a good job explaining the why of the extra features. We certainly found the features useful. We also discovered we could do some interesting things we didn't plan on when we designed split capabilities. That usually gives me confidence in the design. Whether split capabilities have any benefits over other capability formulations remains to be seen.
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