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Re: Issue-114

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 14:20:11 +0100
Message-Id: <359BD892-8022-4E25-AA98-4E3E6F07C8F8@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

On 2 Jul 2008, at 14:12, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 2 jul 2008, at 15:06, Michael Schneider wrote:
>> And Class/Datatype punning? That's disallowed, too, at the moment  
>> [1].
>
> I'd say we subject this type of punning to the same scrutiny as  
> with the others, in Peter's words:
>
> On 2 jul 2008, at 14:15, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> to not remove any more punning, on the multiple grounds that it  
>> has been
>> requested, that it doesn't appear to cause any technical problems,  
>> that
>> it has been implemented, and inertia
> *snip*
>> PS:  If the above rationale is not adequate to retain this  
>> feature, then I
>> don't see how any request to add a feature can pass muster.

This sounds good to me. I'm not sure why class/datatype punning was  
removed. If there's no technical reason against it, we should add it  
back on the grounds that *if* anyone ever does do such punning,  
implementations will immediately have to accommodate it. I can even  
think of some cases where I might want to do it (to avoid coining a  
new name).

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2008 13:17:56 UTC

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