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[aspectj-users] Should "declare dominates" be "declare precedence"?
- From: Lesiecki Nicholas <ndlesiecki@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 19:43:22 -0800 (PST)
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I was thinking about "declare dominates" today. It seems to me that
"declare precedence" would be better terminology.
Dominates made sense when there were two aspects involved:
X dominates Y
That reads like a sentence.
When there is a comma delimited precedence order:
declare dominates : X, Y, Z, *;
it seems less intutive.
declare precedence : X, Y, Z, *;
If implemented this change will mean a shorter cognitive leap between the
syntax (precedence) and what it governs (precedence). Since the form is
still not out of beta, I do not anticipate that the change will break many
programs. If it does, the fix will be as easy as "find and replace".
What do people think?
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