Side-effect free containers for E
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 15:41:54 -0700
At 05:30 PM 8/16/00 -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
>> I guess from a KeyKOS perspective I react to the proposal of only one
>> facet/key with near violent hostility...
>Now it's *my* turn to be confused, since this is what KeyKOS actually has. A
>start key encodes a data byte. Think of the data byte as a facet identifier.
>The difference, I think, is that the coarser the object the more expensive
>it is to contemplate new facets. Facets are cheap in a programming language,
>and relatively expensive in an OS.
My problem comes from what I think Dean said, which is that only one bit
can be on in the data byte. I.e. You can't have a key which provides the
function of two facets in one key.
Cheers - Bill