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Re: Summing up on visibility(?)

From: S. Mike Dierken <mdierken@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:56:23 -0800
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Assaf Arkin" <arkin@intalio.com>

> From what I know if an operation is not idempotent than nothing can make
> idempotent.
Perhaps a new idempotent operation can be constructed that uses the
non-idempotent operation.

> However, you can allow an invocation to be idempotent by
> allowing multiple instances of the same invocation and detecting and
> eliminating duplicates. The operation is still not idempotent (it has not
> changed) but the interface allows idempotent invocation.
This is true. It also has the characteristic of reflecting the original
operation's non-idempotency - no new semantics.
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