[e-lang] Vat figure

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Mon Jun 20 11:19:44 EDT 2005

After seeing Ping's figures and reading the comments about them,  I
think truth is getting in the way of clarity.  Why not describe the data
structure as a dequeue?  If you do, then you can say that immediate
calls put items at the head of the dequeue and eventual sends put them
at the tail.  I think both the picture and the explanation get simpler.

Alan Karp
Principal Scientist
Virus Safe Computing Initiative
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 857-3967, fax (650) 857-7029
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