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3401. Is "as if by" equivalent to "equivalent to"?

Section: [structure.specifications] Status: New Submitter: Casey Carter Opened: 2020-02-14 Last modified: 2020-03-11

Priority: 3

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We have quite a few occurrences of the phrase "as if by" in Effects: elements in the library specification. Is the meaning of this phrase the same as "equivalent to"? If so, we should replace occurrences of "as if by" with "equivalent to" to make it clear that the magic "Effects: Equivalent to" wording in [structure.specifications] para 4 is intended to apply.

[2020-03-11 Issue Prioritization]

Priority to 3 after reflector discussion.

Proposed resolution: