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Brian was being silly [was Re: Problem with how to think about lists]

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 17:25:20 +0000
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To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Some of the very little lisp I did a while ago has come back to me, and I 
think I'm ok with this now.


At 17:15 09/11/2002 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:

>I've got a problem with how I'm thinking about lists.  I first came across 
>it reviewing the primer, but I've got the same problem in schema.
>We say that the domain of rdf:first is rdf:List.
>My problem is whether the resource at the blunt end of an rdf:first 
>property denotes (ok we are not doing the semantics but this is just about 
>how I should think of this) a whole list, or just a link in a chain?  I've 
>been thinking of it as a link in a chain, and so the term rdf:List is 
>misleading.  But if it really denotes the whole list then there is nothing 
>for me to worry about.
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