[kepler-dev] Re: zero-length arrays

Edward A Lee eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Thu Aug 12 04:40:03 PDT 2004

At 08:53 PM 8/11/2004 -0700, Tobin Fricke wrote:
>Right now
>there's no way to append to an ArrayToken w/o copying the whole thing.

This is not an implementation detail...

A key principle we've followed is that tokens are immutable.
There are many benefits to this (e.g., you can broadcast a token
to many actors without introducing a hidden source of nondeterminacy).

I don't think we should change that policy lightly...


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