Web Resource Identity

David David at Byrden.com
Wed Jun 23 19:24:24 BST 1999

> From: Paul Prescod <paul at prescod.net>

> What I hear you saying is that the situation at the OMG is identical to
> that in Java, Python, the ODMG and most other object-based environments.
> There is a very basic notion of equivalence that you can depend upon when
> you are enumerating objects at a low level. Object types can invent
> level concepts of identity and equivalence if they want to. 

	To clarify for anyone who is puzzled:

The most basic equivalence = these two references
indicate the same physical bytes in memory. Equaller
than that you cannot get.

Higer level equivalence = generally means that these 
two objects could be swapped without any side effects 
that are visible through the external interface they present 
to the world.

					David Byrden

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