[J3] What is an entity?

Malcolm Cohen malcolm at nag-j.co.jp
Sun Aug 14 01:04:29 UTC 2022

Hi Thomas,

"entity" is a posh word for "thing". Unless otherwise qualified, an entity can be anything. That includes types.

No, this is not a technical term. It is plain English. It cannot be nailed down as a technical term.

..............Malcolm Cohen, NAG Oxford/Tokyo.

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Subject: [J3] What is an entity?


"Entity" is used in several definitions in "Terms and Definitions"
and also in other places, but I didn't find in the standard.

I would assume that "entities" refers to variables, constants and anything else that can hold data, but maybe it is something that could be more clearly defined.

Best regards


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