Re: Patent for relational theory for OO memory management?

From: Brian <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 04:55:15 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 4, 2:59 am, Nilone <> wrote:
> Not sure what to make of this:
> USPTO Application #: 20080222602
> Title: Declarative object identity using relation types
> Abstract: The present invention provides a programming model based on
> a relational view of the heap which defines identity declaratively,
> obviating the need for equals( ) and hashcode( ) methods. Each element
> in the heap (called a tuple) belongs to a relation type and relates an
> immutable identity to mutable state. The model entails a stricter
> contract: identity never changes during an execution. Objects, values,
> and singletons arise as special cases of tuples. (end of abstract)

Looks like someone's trying to cash in on the idiocy at the patent office. Received on Fri Sep 04 2009 - 13:55:15 CEST

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