Default database / namespace
Tue, 4 Jul 2000 10:36:14 -0700
At 6:57 -0400 00/07/04, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
>> > > And most native eros programs would never need a
>> > > namespace key.
>> > I'm not sure about that last sentence --- let's wait and see --- but I
>> > agree with the rest.
>The last sentence is correct. In fact, I'ld suggest that the difference
>between a shell and other applications is that the shell has access to the
A shell is unique in having a builtin capability to the user's namespace.
Programs that travel between machines need to ask for the local
whatsimacallit in some namespace.
This name space needs to be conventional (among capability systems) but
need not use ascii names.
There may be a better idea for traveling programs but I havnt heard it.
Norman Hardy <http://www.mediacity.com/~norm>