[cap-talk] "Composite", was "Same" key

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Thu Feb 15 21:18:28 CST 2007


David Hopwood wrote:
 > Nothing else in section 6.2 contradicts a single
 > object being a special case of a composite.

That is silly.

 > More to the point, it is useful to view it as such,
 > because clients of a composite cannot necessarily tell
 > whether it is made up of more than one object.

No.  It is often useful to view a composite as an atomic
object.  It is never useful to view an atomic object as
a composite.


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