From: Joe Touch (touch@ISI.EDU)
Date: Tue Jun 06 2000 - 10:27:58 PDT
Edward Jung wrote:
> Although I hate to admit it, I co-wrote a patent on this idea at Microsoft
> for COM monikers in 1993 (see US5581760 and several related patents). Not
> nearly as well written, but the same idea.
> The basic idea is that you can compose one or more bag of bits into a name.
> Each bag is evaluated in the context of the name, which is the way it is
> like a closure.
Names as closures go back a little longer:
B. Clifford Neuman. The need for closure in large distributed systems.
Operating Systems Review, 23(4):28-30, October 1989.
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