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partial orgl terminology
- To: <mark>
- Subject: partial orgl terminology
- From: Eric Dean Tribble <tribble>
- Date: Fri, 1 Sep 89 16:34:54 PDT
- Cc: <us>
- In-reply-to: <MarkS.Miller'smessageofFri>,19 PDT <8909012052.AA28349@xxxxxxxxxx>
First my default terminology for discussing partial orgls:
a complete or full orgl is an orgl that has all the data that it will
a partial orgl has some areas in its coordinate space that are not
associated with data yet, but may be in the future.
a ready orgl is an orgl that contains some data (associated with
positions). This can either be a partial orgl with some data in it or
a complete orgl. I'm not sure what this should mean for a complete
but empty orgl.
an unready orgl is a partial orgl with no data in it.
Operation terminology: I painfully avoided using the word 'inform'
above because I want to use it for the generic class of adding
information to pre-existing orgls. The two kinds of information that
can be added are information about what data is contained, and
information about how that data is shared with other, pre-existing
orgls. I propose we call the first operation data-inform (rather than
inform). The second should then be sharing-inform (rather than
unify). I never did like the term unify....