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[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 > > http://appft1.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html > >and enter the patent number 20040230959 for the description (excerpted >below.) > >Patent# 20040230959 > > IS NOT OPERATOR > > Abstract > > 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. > >-jn- >
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. -L