From: Bill Frantz <>
Replying To: Jonathan S. Shapiro <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:46:34 -0800
Subject: Re: [e-lang] Naming Capability Systems

At 7:12 AM -0800 12/11/02, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
>"... MumbleSoft is an "ambient authority" system. Operations requiring
>privilege do not explicitly designate the authority that permits that

And then go on to say that, for good engineering reasons, in designated
authority systems,  the authority and designation are inextricably bound
together.  This binding makes it no harder to designate the authority under
which a program performs an action than it is to designate the object on
which the action is performed. shap

Cheers - Bill 

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