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"Campbell, John" wrote:
> I'm trying to distinguish whether poison is cleaner, thought
> of as a channel attribute, or a data attribute. It seems that
> what you'd like is in the absence of special provisions, poison
> propagates accross all connections. (Hmm. Maybe contagion might
> be more descriptive?) This seems rather like NaN in the ieee
> floating point standard.
I think that it's more like the pseudo-token \tick -- it might even be
identified with that pseudo-token. Using CSPP terminology. Well maybe
not quite. Perhaps \bit_of_a_tick :-) We might be able to work this up
into something neat and formal for a super-occam.
Dr A E Lawrence