[e-lang] Vat figure

David Hopwood david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jun 20 17:14:15 EDT 2005

Karp, Alan H wrote:
> 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.

I would find this less clear. In the current picture, each column
represents a turn. Understanding turns, and the fact that only
immediate sends occur within a turn, is crucial to understanding
the model.

David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>

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