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Re: Renaming and to what?

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: Renaming and to what?
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 15:25:33 -0600
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Richard Dawe <address@hidden> writes:

> Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
>> We need to rename and for the
>> sake of 8+3 file systems, and as I'm very bad (see below) at
>> naming thing I'm asking for ideas.
>> Besides changing these class/file names, it would be nice to
>> settle on the vocabulary we use to designate various
>> conditonal-related concepts.  For instance presently we say that
>> AM_CONDITIONAL defines 'a conditional', but this is different
>> from the concept represented by the Conditional class.  The
>> latter is defined as `a conjunction of atomic conditions', where
>> `atomic condition' is just another way to designate the former...
>> For this reason I'd prefer not renaming these files to
>> and  Maybe and  (The latter
>> would be more accuratelly named but that would
>> conflict on 8+3 file systems.)
> You could always name them and In that case you
> could expand "Cond" to "Conditional":,

ISTM, it makes sense to just rename only, to  Or, rename them as    => =>

and define 'Condition' to be a conjunction of "conditionals": a
"conditional" being an atomic condition defined by AM_CONDITIONAL.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ address@hidden

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