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Re: [GRAPHS] g-box, g-snap, and g-text

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:19:01 -0500
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1298654342.31192.2670.camel@waldron>
On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 17:30 +0100, Ivan Herman wrote:
> 
> Another way of putting it is that a g-text is a special form of a
> g-box, which has the peculiarity of representing a g-snap in a text
> file. 

No, a g-text is not a special form of a g-box.  A g-text is a fixed
sequence of characters or bytes; a g-box is a potentially-mutable
collection.   If two g-texts are the same sequence, they are the same
g-text; that's not at all true of g-boxes.

In a low-level language, like assembly or C, g-box would be some area of
memory, while a g-text would be some values that might be stored in that
memory.

Computer files are boxes, not texts, in this terminology -- they can
change, and they have an identity separate from their contents.

     -- Sandro
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