(j3.2006) CFI_establish questions

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Thu Oct 30 20:11:14 EDT 2014

Steve Lionel writes:
>note that the end of the Description paragraph says "The
>remaining properties of the object are given by the other arguments." This is
>not true, as we seem to have agreed. The remaining properties can be derived
>from the other arguments. Would it be sufficient to say "given by or derived
>from" here?

Well, it's a fine line between "given by" and "derived from", so I think the 
current wording is not actually bad.  If we're going to change it, I'd prefer 
simply "derived from", since in the case where the property is directly 
specified, it is just that the derivation is trivial.

>How about I write a paper for February suggesting some rewording?
> No technical change implied.

Please go ahead.

................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo. 

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