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Re: initial comments Robby Findler 16 Sep 2009 18:36 UTC

I'm not sure if this is what's being asked, but I too think of
"immutable" as "cannot change" (which is in line with the English
meaning of the word).

Robby

2009/9/16 David Van Horn <xxxxxx@cs.brandeis.edu>:
> ChurlSoo Joo wrote:
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>> 2009/9/16 Shiro Kawai <xxxxxx@lava.net <mailto:xxxxxx@lava.net>>
>>    Yet I still argue "immutable" means "its value never
>>    changes, no matter what", and it will be incorrect to
>>    use that term on something that can change.
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>>    How about "read-only", for example?  I think in general
>>    "read-only" means the user can read it but cannot write
>>    to it, though it doesn't exclude the possibility that the
>>    value changes.
>>
>>    --shiro
>>
>> I'd like to hear it for my information, and I would listen to what others say.
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> I think Shiro's suggestion is a good one.
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> David
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