[E-Lang] Irreversible delegation, was: draft statement of con sensus

Jonathan S. Shapiro shap@cs.jhu.edu
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:42:48 -0500


Ralph Hartley wrote:

> No. When you irrevocably give something it is customary to receive
> something in return, that's called a sale.

There exist both gifts and exchanges. Computationally, the problems are
quite different and it is therefore useful to separate them.