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From: dan marsden (danmarsden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-03 15:57:58

--- David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Comments, feedback very welcome!
> Composites
> What we have seen so far, are what are called
> primitives. You can
> think of primitives (such as values, references
> and arguments) as
> atoms. They are not decomposable.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> What does that mean to me, the reader?
> Is not this primitive/composite distinction purely
> an implementation
> detail?

I see your point that the fact they are "decomposable"
is probably not that important to users.

I think of the primitives are basic components,
building blocks. Composites provide the glue with
which they can be recombined to new and more
interesting purposes.

Maybe this part of the docs should put more emphasis
on the capability of composites to combined things,
rather than the fact they can be thought of as


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