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From Katrin Tomanek <katrin.toma...@uni-jena.de>
Subject Re: Type Priorities
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:05:12 GMT
> I don't like the behavior, either.  However, type priorities were
> introduced because of user requirements.  They're certainly not
> an implementation convenience.  Quite the opposite, in fact :-)
> Now if enough users speak up, maybe we can change something.
> Perhaps by default, type priorities should not be used and
> you'd need to do something special to activate them.  One
> might imagine special iterator overloads that respect type
> priorities.

yes, I think thats very a good idea.

> The problem that type priorities are trying to address is
> a valid one, IMHO.  I'm just not sure that the way we're
> tackling this is the best one.
IMHO its a little bit unintuitive that by default the subiterator uses 
the priorities in this way: I would just not have expected that when two 
types have the same spans and one has inferior priority, the subiterator 
would not return me this type.


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