[REBOL] Re: REBOL may be in violation of MS patent...
From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 19-Nov-2004 21:54
Joel Neely napsal(a):
>...filed May 14, 2003. No, I'm not kidding. Something is SERIOUSLY
>BROKEN in Washington!
>Go to the USPTO website search page at
>and enter the patent number 20040230959 for the description (excerpted
> IS NOT OPERATOR
> A system, method and computer-readable medium support the
> use of a single operator that allows a comparison of two
> variables to determine if the two variables point to the
> same location in memory.
Hi Joel, glad to hear from you again!
....your finding may well serve as a memento for some people where this
patent stupidity is heading. (...Carthaginem esse delendam...)
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.