[sc34wg3] Problem with wildcards

Robert Barta rho at devc.at
Tue Mar 3 04:45:12 EST 2009

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 02:02:15PM +0000, Kal Ahmed wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Lars Marius Garshol <larsga at garshol.priv.no
> > > I was never a big fan of the include-directive and favoured always the
> > > import-directive, so I'd support the proposal to drop the item
> > > identifiers of the included file.
> >
> > I was thinking of dropping only the ones for wildcards. What do you
> > think?
> >
> This makes sense to me from the point of view that if the author hasn't
> created an item identifier explicitly through assigning an ID, it seems
> wrong to imply one.

That all seems strange to me.

I had - up to now - assumed:

  - include map 
 => syntactic thing 
 => it is all *the same map*
 => identifiers (even half-wildcards inside templates) belong
    to that same map

  - import map
 => semantic thing
 => two maps: importing and imported
 => each map on its own with their item identifiers
 => merging as usual

And that does not work?


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