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!status work item 23-03-23

!status received 23-03-23

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!difficulty Easy

!subject Additional terms and definitions


Add additional terms as needed.


A number of important terms are missing from the Terms and Definitions sections. We should add more, and possibly reorganize some that we already have.


(See Summary.)


** TBD. We'll need a volunteer to take this.


We consider the Terms and Definitions section the place to define short, descriptive definitions. The lengthy, formal definitions are placed in the body of the Reference Manual as it would be impossible to meet the rules on writing definitions (see below) for the formal definitions. More on this can be found in the AARM Notes for subclause 1.3.

Terms and Definitions should be defined as required by the JTC1 Directives, Part 2. Some highlights for this purpose:


A number of candidate terms were noted during the FDIS updates. We did not add more of these at the last minute in fear of making trouble for ourselves; we limited ourselves to terms/definitions that needed to be fixed because of ISO comments.

Terms that are mentioned in existing definitions or notes but not defined:

Other important terms that probably ought to be defined include:

and a number of visibility terms:

Other candidates can be found by skimming through the index (all defined terms should appear in the index).

If the "other constructs" category gets too large, it might make sense to splitting it into a "units" and "other constructs" categories.

!ACATS test

This is purely additional informative material, not tests are needed.