(j3.2006) kind conversion for intent(in), value dummy arguments

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Tue Sep 16 20:16:18 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 14:25 -0500, Bill Long wrote:
> > I'm less comfortable with how this would play with generic
> resolution.
> Indeed, it is unclear how many worms are in this can.

In the case that the kind matches one of the specifics in the generic,
there's no problem.  If it doesn't match any of them, we would need to
specify some kind of a "closest kind" algorithm.  We have resisted any
movement toward a "closest match" generic resolution in the past.

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