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Re: Another try at subclass

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:29:53 -0500
To: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>
Cc: public-rif-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <30190.1198009793@cs.sunysb.edu>

> Michael Kifer wrote:
> > 
> > What is BLD++? Your proposal made no sense to me. You said that BLD should
> > be BLD without classification and BLD++ should include it. In the above,
> > however, you are saying that BLD should include everything that has already
> > been specified. So, what do you mean by BLD++ now?
> When I wrote "keep the BLD document complete with all that is already 
> specified", I meant, "keep the document complete...", not BLD the 
> dialect; sorry for the confusion.
> The idea is to keep everything in a single document, and then define 
> Core and one or more flavour of "BLD" as subsets of what is specified in 
> the document (e.g. a dialect that contains no named argument Uniterms 
> nor classification and that we could call BLD; another that contains 
> everything specified in the document and that we could call BLD++)..

What would be the justification for this verbal acrobatics? Why not, for
example, BLD-- and BLD? :-)

> My understanding was that this would satisfying your sense of a profile, 
> without the indirection problem that could complicate extensions (and it 
> also seem that we have very different things in mind when we say 
> extensions, but that is another subject).

The BLD-- and BLD would satisfy my sense of a profile, etc., much more. :-)


> Christian
Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 20:30:07 UTC

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