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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-11 13:42:06

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Thursday 10 March 2005 20:03, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Exactly, the conversion from argument to build request
>> elements is performed by (1) splitting the argument at each
>> slash, (2) converting each split part into a set of properties and (3)
>> taking all possible combinations of the property sets. Each split part
>> should have the either the form
>> Do you mean "the cross product," or something else?
> The mathematically correct term is "Cartesian product". Consider:
> But I had to use a dictionary to translate that from russian, so I suspect at
> least some readers can be confused, and so I though "combinations" is a good
> substitute.

Ideally, you'd use the term "cartesian product" and link to the
wikipedia page.

Dave Abrahams
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