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- Subject: Re: Mobile Lua - coming on strong
- From: Vijay Aswadhati <vijay@...>
- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:30:45 -0800
On 11/14/2011 4:05 PM, Stefan Reich wrote:
It is an interesting idea and power to you. At the risk of sounding like
an old fart I have to say this was something I fantasized about circa
1992 after reading "Metamagical Themas"  - especially after reading
the Lisp essays; the author illustrates several examples of code writing
code, code mating with another piece of code to produce new code.
Hi earthlings =)
"Mobility", here, is defined as the ability of any program to move to
another computer at any time while preserving its full inner state
(code+data+threads). (Outside connections, naturally, may have to be
recreated after moving.)
"Transitive mobility", then, is defined as the ability to move between
computers more than once per script invocation.
... snip some more ...
Question is: Are people aware of the advantages of code mobility? Are
you aware? If not, what would it need for you to understand these
In my fictional framework, there would be these safe harbors with ports
open for active agents (as I called the mobile code) to travel across
the Internet seeking information - or in search of an answer to a
question. Like how today we send these space probes seeking answers.
It was fun for a while to chew on the idea but then had to get back to
reality. Like then I still don't have a good set of practical uses cases
on why I would want to set up these safe harbors to allow these active
agents to call on my ports and do something - at least not in today's
view of the world. It still remains too futuristic in my mind. But
don't let me or that stop you...