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Re: Circular Multi-Orgls & Logic Programming
- To: <mark>, <xanatech>
- Subject: Re: Circular Multi-Orgls & Logic Programming
- From: Hugh Hoover <heh>
- Date: Sun, 22 Oct 89 11:09:04 PDT
My feeling is that we won't be needing circular structures (in orgls) very
soon, and they can be emulated (if necessary) with links. Any FE that used
such a structure would have to go out of its way, but not too far.
Accepting circularity in the long term may be reasonable. It is certainly
better than n^2 checks.
After thinking for a few minutes, I can't come up with a (reasonable)
scenario in which a partial orgl would become informed to produce a circular
structure. Of course, I expect most informs to be with IDs rather than orgls,
so that eliminates (direct) circularity. Unless I'm missing something, I don't
see cases in our initial docs and links that CAN produce a circularity (with
the caveat that I understand that our current use of recorders is to inform
them with ID's (stamps or berts) rather than orgls).