Re: What is a process?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 19:37:10 EST

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    Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:

    > Instance A of a program P, version X, writes a Unicode character
    > string S, in a particular normalisation form, to a storage medium Z.
    > Some time later (maybe seconds, maybe years) instance B of version Y
    > of that same program P reads that string from the same storage medium.
    > For the purposes of Unicode conformance, are instances A and B to be
    > considered one process or separate processes?

    I'd call them two processes, if for no other reason than the fact that
    one's writing and the other's reading. However, this may be too narrow
    an interpretation.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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