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[Bug 3232] Type versus Datatype

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Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 20:49:47 +0000
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------- Comment #8 from davep@iit.edu  2008-02-05 20:49 -------
(In reply to comment #7)
> OK, I've got it now. A simple type definition doesn't define a simple type, it
> defines a datatype. Silly me. And silly any reader who claims that we make
> things unnecessarily complicated.

What do you think a complex type definition defines?  Do you know what a
complex type is?  How does that match with what you believe a simple type is?

A simple type definition defines a particular subclass of the element class and
attribute class (whose instances are elements and attributes respectively),
which is what I've been calling a "simple type", *as well as* a datatype.  Not
true that it doesn't define a simple type:  it defines both.
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