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

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 22:19:49 +0000


"Jonathan S. Shapiro" wrote:
> 
> 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.

i.e. the first is trivial and the second impossible :-)

Cheers,

Ben.

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