[cap-talk] Re: Plash 1.11 update and symlink discussion

Steve Witham sw at tiac.net
Fri Aug 19 18:00:28 EDT 2005


A symlink is a piece of code that wants to read the directory
of whatever environment you run it in.  Symlinks are a language for
a programmable filesystem, but it's not a capability language.

Off the top of my head, I can think of forwarders, "late binding,"
associative arrays, and something like dispatch tables for method
calls, as nice things symlinks let you do...they give you ways to
do them but don't capture the intent.

  --Steve


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