ihab.awad at ihab.awad at
Wed Nov 19 13:03:53 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Jeff Watkins <watkins at> wrote:
> I'd absolutely second the catchall request.

+1. Catchalls allow one to implement a generic forwarding proxy. Two
examples of usage:

1. A generic "future" object that enqueues requests sent to it,
returning a "future" for the result. Right now, Tyler Close's ref_send
library in JavaScript:

requires explicitly reified message sends:'bang', [ 2 ]);

whereas, with generic futures, it could simply be:


2. An object whose implementation is changed at runtime. E.g. to
support schema evolution and persistence (faulting in from stable
storage upon invocation).


Ihab A.B. Awad, Palo Alto, CA

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