[cap-talk] Capabilities and Freedom vs. Safety

David Wagner daw at cs.berkeley.edu
Sat Jul 28 02:21:20 EDT 2007


James Donald writes:
>Similarly, if Microsoft was an object cap programming
>environment, all the capabilities objects would be
>initialized at startup to the extent that this was
>possible, and stuffed into the "theApp" object, where
>all their capabilities would be ambient to all the code,
>with the result that all the advantages of writing
>programs in a purely object capability language would be
>eliminated.

It's possible I misunderstood what you are describing,
but I don't think that true objcap languages actually
let you do that.  That's just not expressible in objcap
languages, as far as I know.


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