From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Replying To: Bill Frantz <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 22:26:59 -0500
Subject: Re: [e-lang] Naming Capability Systems

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 16:46, Bill Frantz wrote:
> 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
> >operation."
> 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.

Depending on where it comes up in the paper, this would indeed be a
logical thing to say next. 


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