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Subject: Re: [boost] [modularization] What is a module? What is a sub-module?
From: Bjørn Roald (bjorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-09-24 13:37:14

On 09/24/2014 11:22 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Bjørn Roald
>> Sent: 23 September 2014 17:54
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [modularization] What is a module? What is a sub-module?
>> OK, first and most important. Library is an established boost term, I do not want to
>> suggesting anything fundamentally about that term.
> I've read your brave attempts at definitions - with general approval.


> But all the words like library, module, .. that you use are also used in other contexts.
> So when the context doesn't make them completely obvious to the reader (not just the writer!),
> it may be necessary to *qualify* them, for example:
> "Boost library"
> "Object library"
> "British Library" ;-)
> "Git sub-module"
> "Repo sub-module"
> "Boost sub-module"
> "C++ module"
> ...
> By trying to avoid qualifiers, I feel you may be making it more difficult for the reader.

Totally agreed, however it is inevitable that they will be used without
qualifiers, thus I am sort of looking for the level of confusion caused
by ambiguities as well. I take your advise though and will qualify when
I am not testing the ambiguities on purpose.


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