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Re: Comments on draft-v10-03a.

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 10:20:15 -0700
Message-Id: <199508301720.KAA20182@bert.amazon.com>
To: Paul Hoffman <ietf-lists@proper.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Paul Hoffman writes:
 > >Idempotent
 > 
 > I second the request for a clear definition in the context of this spec.
 > Another good reason for this: idempotent is not in any dictionary
 > (including my Webster's unabridged) that I could find.
 > 
 > 

Can anyone think of a word that means "without significant
side-effects"?  Maybe there's some good word from functional
programming languages. I think that is closer to what is needed than
"idempotent", which always did seem like not quite the right word.
Received on Wednesday, 30 August 1995 10:25:54 EDT

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