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Re: [bug-recutils] A new field type?

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: [bug-recutils] A new field type?
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:30:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

I am reconsidering the usage of compound field names for making
references.  Your suggestion of using a field type in the record
descriptor has the advantage of completely separate the "data" records
from the "metadata".  Much like the rest of the rec spec.  I like it.

We can reserve the compound field names to implement some other facility
in the future.

Something I would change in your suggestion is how the type is used.  I
prefer to implement something like:

    %type: maintenance rec Asset

Note the 'rec' type name.  It is like 'enum' or 'int'.  You could even
define several foreign keys, like in:

    %type: originator,assignee rec Hacker

Jose E. Marchesi    address@hidden
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