Red Segment keys
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 15:29:40 -0800
My reading of <http://www.agorics.com/KeyKos/Gnosis/40.html> is that
invoking a kept segment invokes the keeper. Thus any segment size report is
only what the keeper says that it is.
Somewhere the manual says that a segment is of some definite size. The
manual does not say that the size is either immutable nor manifest to the
segment key holder. I think that the size concept helps explaining how to
build black segments recursively.
There is a style in the Gnosis manual to mention internal features, as if
they were real, whether they are real or virtual. They may help explain the
semantics of the object even when those values are private. Segment size of
a segment is such to a segment key holder. That it is private follows only
from the fact that there is no order to retrieve it.
I grant that this can easily mislead!