[erlang-questions] Capability model?
Richard A. O'Keefe
Thu Oct 26 07:04:22 CEST 2006
One of the first proposals I ever made for Erlang was a
MODULE-PRIVATE naming system for processes. The idea was
that the declaration
would set up Name as a module-private (unexported and unexportable)
single-process "registry". At that time, virtually all the uses of
the process registry that I could find *should* have been module-private
and presumably would have been if there had been any kind of module-
private registry to use.
As far as I can see, if we're going to change anything about processes,
names should go. We don't require numbers to have names; we don't any
longer require functions to have names; why require processes to have
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