[E-Lang] Ownership certificates via capabilities?
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 17:27:22 +0000
> For example, I think Mark has said that off-line capabilities can be
> done without public key encryption, using symmetric encryption like
> DES instead. Off-line capabilities implemented using this technology
> would seemingly not be able to solve the card game problem, because they
> can't be third-party verified.
If it hurts, don't do it! Can't see how this matters?
> However I must admit that my understanding of these issues is very
> sketchy. David asked me, well then, what kind of solution could you
> expect to see using capabilities? Haven't I defined the problem in such
> a way that any use of capabilities would not apply? Maybe so, but I
> don't know if that means that the problem is ill posed, or whether it
> is significant that capabilities cannot deal with it (assuming that is
> the case).
I claim it is not the case (see my previous reply, though not my first
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