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Some complex functions such as sorting, ordering of terms occur in the tuplespace, and the tuplespace is not aware of the complexity of these operations. These operations are not accounted for as a result.
These operations are expensive, and in principle, should be charged for. Perhaps an option is to charge a flat rate to interact with the tuplespace. It also heavily depends on the RSpace implementation.
We need to sort out how much we will charge, will we charge for specific operations, if so, what those operations are, and if that is feasible. If not, what is the flat rate to call the tuplespace API, and what Rholang operations this applies to.