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authorThomas Schwinge <>2007-09-14 16:35:32 +0200
committerThomas Schwinge <>2007-09-14 16:35:32 +0200
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+[[license text="""
+Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
+terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version
+published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no
+Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included
+in the section entitled [[GNU_Free_Documentation_License|/fdl.txt]].
+By contributing to this page, you agree to assign copyright for your
+contribution to the Free Software Foundation. The Free Software Foundation
+promises to always use either a verbatim copying license or a free
+documentation license when publishing your contribution. We grant you back all
+your rights under copyright, including the rights to copy, modify, and
+redistribute your contributions.
+Names are bindings to objects, however, to find an object
+given a name, the relation must be looked up in a
+naming context. A problem with using string as names is
+that it is very easy to lose track of the correct naming
+context. This is one of the problem with [[PassiveTranslators]]:
+a passive translator is a string. When the node is accessed
+on which the passive translator is set and there is no active
+translator, then an active translator is started using the
+passive translator setting. The active translator is started
+by the file system, not the program instance that set the
+passive translator. The passive translator settings are
+therefore resolved in the file system's naming context, which
+may be different from that of the program instance that set the
+passive translator setting.