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Re: _atom_site_aniso_label is broken

On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, James Hester wrote:

>> I rectified (clarified) the idea of JOINs in my last message replying to
>> John. I am correct in stating that _atom_site and _atom_site_aniso lists
>> could (and do) appear in one list. It is not true that all lists related
>> by link_list_parent/_child relationships can (or should) be joined. A
>> _geom_bond list would be a case in point.
>
> Sure, but my original formulation would still do the trick:
>
> "When the _list_link_parent data name is of the same category as the
> defined data name, the _list_link_parent data name and the defined name
> may be considered as a single combined definition which can be referred
> to by either of the original data names for the purposes of resolving

OK. I think that will work. I can't think of any case (of hand) where you 
would not want to join lists of the same category or where you would want 
to join lists from different categories - so it seems a reasonable 
solution.

> Well a bit of cage-rattling by the <irony>unwashed masses of CIF
> developers</irony> might be in order then, especially as some sentiments
> have been expressed about applications making automated use of DDL
> dictionaries.

Rattle away, James. Watch for the falling dust.

Will you be in Firenze for the Congress?

cheers

Nick

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