[cap-talk] Process vs. Object

Ian G iang at systemics.com
Thu Mar 24 18:30:16 EST 2005

Karp, Alan H wrote:
> Jed Donnelley wrote:
>>I'm sure this isn't news, but the term "process" has a long 
>>history in this 
>>context.  Sometimes used interchangeably with "task" or "job" 
>>(there may be 
>>others), a "process" is an entity in a time sharing system that has a 
>>register set, is scheduled/executed. and has a "domain" - 
>>that is some set 
>>of authorities that it can refer to (perhaps as capabilities).
> But an object in E has none of these things.  You exclude E and like
> systems if you use the word "process" in the definition of capabilities.

Would 'actors' be a term that encompasses them both?


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