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[REBOL] Re: REBOL may be in violation of MS patent...

From: lmecir::mbox::vol::cz at: 20-Nov-2004 9:25

Joel Neely napsal(a):
>Ladislav Mecir wrote: > >>OTOH, I am not seeing any Rebol operator that tries "to determine if two >>variables point to the same location in memory" :-), although the bugs >>in documentation (corrected now at least at some places) tried to >>suggest something like that. >> >> >> > >uSoft doesn't know the distinction you're making. ;-) > >In fact, a section heading in the patent (just above section [0041]) >reads: > > System and Method for Performing an Object > Non-Equivalence Comparison > >and that reminds me of a common operation in MANY languages (REBOL >included) whether we concern ourselves with memory addresses as the >means of implementation or not. > >-jn- >
Pure madness (YMMV). An excerpt from AltMe discussion: Erru: Hey, *I* invented that operator! (really!) Proof: -L