[E-Lang] Progress & Non-Progress Report
Wed, 16 May 2001 10:28:02 -0700
> >I've got a potential problem here in supporting this in Droplets. I have
> >be able to limit the lifespan of different timelines. This means that two
> >references may refer to the same target object, but one of those
> >may be on a timeline that will be terminated while the other remains
> >A reference does not represent unlimited ability to send messages to the
> >target. A reference represents the ability to send messages within a time
> >window determined by the reference host. So, two references may have the
> >same target, but different time windows.
Since the answer to the following question hasn't appeared in the
conversation, I guess I'll have to ask it :-)
Why do you need to be able to time out different references differently? Why
not just use a revokable forwarder that times out, if object 1 should only
have a reference to object 2 for a limited time?