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Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd

From: Tom Bachmann
Subject: Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:42:01 +0100
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Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
At Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:21:15 +0100,
Tom Bachmann <address@hidden> wrote:

like a directory? Or how could even new apps exchange file names without abiguity?

- Doctor, it hurts if I do this.
- Then don't do it.

New applications are better off exchanging capabilities to files
rather than file names for access to files.

Clearly. I explicitely stated "file names" to point the problem out. Still it might be possible to completely avoid exchanging names other than caps, but if the user is involved this at least requires a way to name a capability by a string. Anyway, this is offtopic.

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