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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Scope of Types
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2001 07:49:55 GMT
At 09:27 AM 6/6/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> If by "data-type must be available to 'outer' project" you mean the
>> project that creates instance must know about datatype - then I
>> agree. 
>
>> I thought you were saying you should be able to share
>> imports/definitions of types (ie not instances) between projects.
>
>What's the difference between "knowing about a type" and "sharing the
>definition of a type"?

"knowing about a type" does not imply "***sharing*** the definition of
type" between projects. Projects share instances of a type but I can't see
a reason to share types themselves (or type designators as the case may be).


Cheers,

Pete

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