I don't remember reciving any trafick from this list....
I was reminded of the list by Brian Rice in IRC...
When looking at this URL:
I was struck by the fact that this is ALMOST EXACTLY MY IDEA!!!! =P
See paper at: http://users.rcn.com/alangrimes/UCE/sphere.txt
Which is 2 years older....
SO WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU PPL BEEN HIDING DURING THE 2 YEARS BETWEEN
WHEN I PUBLISHED MY ARTICLE AND THIS E-MAIL POSTING? =P
Anyway, lets get to work now...
I reciently discovered Environment, what a brilliant class....
Prior to this discovery I wrote base and interface classes for my Sphere
design... however I am extremely impressed by many of the design
features of Environment.
I was feebly trying to hack togeather a system that would allow me to
visualize the graphical structure of the system........... =\
I later abandoned the graph concept for the sake of expediancy and have
been futzing with the base security model, isolating the subtrees ( in
the terminology of the e-mail reffered to above)... The only problem
with this is that there are times when you WANT to violate the heirarchy
of the system by putting a refferance to the root (or a peer)
environment in some nested environment. This is necessary to support a
"root shell" type thingy....
All these problems will be VERY whackable if everyone on this list will
just spill what they know and start solving this stuff.