Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

David Herman dherman at
Thu Sep 26 16:49:05 PDT 2013

On Sep 26, 2013, at 4:43 PM, David Herman <dherman at> wrote:

> On Sep 26, 2013, at 4:22 PM, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:
>> I am saying collision is an issue, but that it only seems that Symbols solve it because we haven't yet designed the registry. So we should do so first, and then re-examine this question in the context of a concrete registry design.
> I don't think a registry design is necessary for symbols to be useful today.
> But I agree it's a fine thing to consider for future-proofing.

And just to complete the point: see my earlier reply about how this allows you to abstract away the ugly GUID. It gives you the collision-avoidance and cross-realm shareability of ugly GUID's but without imposing the ugliness on every user of the symbol.


More information about the es-discuss mailing list