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1018. Trait specifications should be expressed in terms of concepts

Section: 23.15 [meta] Status: NAD Concepts Submitter: Alisdair Meredith Opened: 2009-03-11 Last modified: 2017-02-03

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Addresses US 70 [CD1]

Specifications now expressed via narrative text are more accurately and clearly expressed via executable code.

Wherever concepts are available that directly match this section's type traits, express the traits in terms of the concepts instead of via narrative text. Where the type traits do not quite match the corresponding concepts, bring the two into alignment so as to avoid two nearly-identical notions.

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We think that this is a good idea, but it requires a lot of work. If someone submits a paper proposing specific changes, we would be happy to review it at the next meeting.

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