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Re: library separation

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> Or do you mean to say the abstraction is consistently "comparator"
> whereas the ordering function is consistently "compare"?

Yes to the first.  The ordering function is consistently the "comparison
procedure", and the verb, what it does, is "compare".

> I would still prefer they be separate.

Mmm, I suppose I could change it to "ordering procedure", but I think
it would be even more confusing to change the verb to "order", since
that is much more often used as a synonym for "command" than for "compare".

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