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Subject: Re: [boost] [contract] toward N3351 concepts
From: Andrew Sutton (asutton.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-09-28 05:30:47

> N3351 describes axioms as operations on boolean values, but it was my
> impression that the authors still intended the behavior similar to that of
> N2887, but chose not to describe it at that time. Or am I wrong?

I don't remember if we said that axioms could be evaluated (as
predicates) or not. The axioms presented in n3551 are primarily
intended to document the semantics; we made no serious effort to
describe language features related to their interpretation.

A better answer (arrived at since writing that paper) is that axioms
are simply declarations of a truth about the meaning of an expression.
There is work being done on language features related to this idea,
but it's not mine so I won't make any effort to describe it -- I'd
probably get it wrong.


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