[REBOL] Re: REBOL may be in violation of MS patent...
From: joel::neely::fedex::com at: 19-Nov-2004 16:42
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 )
System and Method for Performing an Object
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.
If you can't run over them with a steamroller, sting them to death
with killer bees!
(rumored to be the strategy of the kinder, gentler uSoft of 2004)