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Re: Delegate

> At 03:29 PM 12/15/96 -0800, Bill Frantz wrote:
> >One possibility would be to call it "Final".  (This name makes more sense
> >if the value is boolean rather than integer.)  If the value is integer, it
> >could be called something like MaxChainLength.  (You can see I've been
> >writing far too much Java code. :-) )
> I see no problem with either change.  This leaves the question of boolean 
> vs. integer.  I can imagine a use for small integer values (e.g., my 
> intention is to let him delegate to a temporary key of his own but not to a 
> world of users) -- but back to your truth-in-advertising desire, the boolean 
> makes a lot more sense.
> So - I think I'd opt for the boolean.
> How do others feel?
>  - Carl

I've always felt that greater than one and less than infinity was
arbitrary enough to be sort of silly, so doing it as a boolean doesn't
bother me a lot.  If I give someone the ability to delegate, I am
trusting them to act in my interest, whether once or more than once.  I
sometimes feel that one is special enough to allow it, but not strongly
enough to argue for it, nor do I have any real argument that way.


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