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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms
- From: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 07:41:38 +0000
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>What is the myth? "isa" links have been used forever. A "name" is a
>character string, right, what is open to interpretation? But please tell me
>about this "thing" that is different from its "name". I suspect that if you
>can describe it with enough precision that the answer to these issues will
>become apparent. For example do you wish to describe each and every element
>that exists in the entire universe as a distinct "it" that "has-a" set of
>properties. That would be tedious.
And phenomenological to boot.
Mind game: Imaging a UML tool where all classes are instances of a single
uber-class with an attribute called "type".
>feeling queasy yet? Try Smalltalk:-)