[sc34wg3] New TMCL slides

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Sat Nov 7 08:10:08 EST 2009


Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> * Dmitry
>> It seems that current draft promotes definitions like 
>> works_for(Employee,Employer) and has less support
>> for associations like works_for(Person,Company),  
>> works_for(Person,Non-profit_Organization)
> That's true. However, this is deliberate: we don't want to encourage 
> this style of modelling. We believe that if there is a semantic 
> difference between the two signatures it's better to create two 
> separate association types.
But the "signatures" are an artifact of TMCL. Are you saying that syntax 
should drive the creation of association types?

You may mean some deeper design consideration that underlies 
"signatures" in TMCL but that isn't apparent here.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
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Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
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