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  1. Nov 2021
    1. The reason is that all mainstream OS makers are moving towards a radical new paradigm for OSes called 'immutable' systems (apple recently completed this transition, ms failed twice and pins its hopes on win11, linux distros are held back by a requirement for lightweight container formats to gain a foothold first before decreasing mutability then switching to read-only system partitions).Immutability trended first for servers, where canonical gained some success early before pushing for snaps for desktop. Its a way to guarantee a system does not deviate from a 'know good' state and neither its reliability or hardware compatibility/certifications change across updates.
  2. Oct 2020
    1. We could freeze the objects in the model but don't for efficiency. (The benefits of an immutable-equivalent data structure will be documented in vtree or blog post at some point)

      first sighting: "immutable-equivalent data"

    1. When processors are exposed from a module (for example, unified itself) they should not be configured directly, as that would change their behavior for all module users. Those processors are frozen and they should be called to create a new processor before they are used.