Re: smaller example

Hi Stian,

Not exactly, I think, since there is no requirement on enumerating
properties completely.

In fact, in practice,  I suppose we may not list invariant properties, 
at all!

So, in the File Example, contents is invariant for i1 and assumed 
variable in  i0.


On 06/16/2011 11:03 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 19:30, Myers, Jim<>  wrote:
>> For A and B, both of which are "things", B is an  IVP of A iff
>> * A and B represent the same entity/part of the real world at some
>> instant in time (the set of properties they share must have identical
>> values at that instant), and
>> * there is/are mutable property(ies) of A that is/are correspond to
>> immutable property(ies) of B (i.e. ones that are integral to B's
>> identity)
> This sounds like a very reasonable definition. So an IVP B of A simply
> means that A's immutable properties is a subset of B's immutable
> properties - A is a "freer version" of B. I guess standard database
> theory with candidate vs primary key applies.
> Now we just need a better name!

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