[e-lang] "Scope" or "Environment"? Your observations wanted
david.hopwood at industrial-designers.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 10:37:22 CDT 2008
Kevin Reid wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 18:16, Lex Spoon wrote:
>> Environments are closely related to the ambient authority that
>> caps folks talk about.
> That's a bit of an alarming notion, but I can't think of a refutation
> at the moment.
The only difference is that the scope of the variables in an environment
is restricted -- but that's a critical difference. In an object-capability
language, restriction of scopes is the most important (or the only?)
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