Capabilities are a way of expressing security, which are claimed to work better than the ubiquitous
s (ACLs). The basic idea is reminiscent of the
: you can speak only to objects you have created, or objects that you were created holding, or objects which have been passed to you.
web site for a introduction to the notion of capabilities. See
for capability computing as it is implemented in E (the
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