simple modules

ihab.awad at ihab.awad at
Tue Feb 2 12:12:33 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> On the other hand, the second class "simple modules" proposal, plus the
> impending Context proposal, allows A and subset-A, as far as I can tell.

Yes, it allows subset-A by the creation of new Contexts.

The result is not a "capability language" as commonly understood; the
language constructs by themselves are not _prima facie_ usable to
implement ocaps. The result is rather more akin to a capability
operating system, in which somewhat coarse-grained units of trust
share information freely among themselves, while having limited
authority at their boundaries.

If TC39 wishes to construct such a system in lieu of a capability
*language* in SES, the committee needs to achieve concensus on this
issue first -- and update the wiki! -- before commissioning module


Ihab A.B. Awad, Palo Alto, CA

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