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Re: Translucent storage: design, pros, and cons

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: Translucent storage: design, pros, and cons
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:21:26 -0500

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 15:22 +0000, Sam Mason wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:48:11PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > My confusion in other areas of the design space is also a reflection
> > of the confusion in the research community on these issues.  One could
> > also call the confusion an opportunity to make choices.  Capability
> > MAP vs COPY, membranes (or not), active/passive objects etc are merely
> > some examples for this.
> I think I understand the distinction between MAP vs COPY of
> capabilities, but I'm uncertain what "membranes" or "active/passive
> objects" are.  Are there any references to descriptions of these?


There has been a very long discussion of this recently on the cap-talk
list. You can check the archive at



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