[cap-talk] Don't understand capabilities
david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Oct 27 14:13:42 CDT 2006
Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> At Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:19:38 -0700,
> Jed at Webstart <donnelley1 at webstart.com> wrote:
>>If we haven't adequately conveyed that message so that somebody can
>>do "much reading" on the capability concept and still not understand
>>it then I think something is seriously wrong with "our" message.
> Mmmh. I have a gut feeling here. Capabilities may be difficult to
> understand because they are not "natural", in the sense that they are
> not a concept that comes out of human experience.
They are no more or less so than "objects" in the object-oriented
programming sense. If we can make capability-oriented programming as
popular and as well-supported by computing platforms and tools as OO,
that would count as a considerable success.
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
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