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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:32:00 +0100
Cc: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E3B09C0A-10A7-44F1-9A8A-A85532711A23@w3.org>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Right.

Ivan

On Feb 25, 2011, at 18:19 , Sandro Hawke wrote:

> 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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