[cap-talk] Process vs. Object
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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