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[ddlm-group] Removing separate "Count" and "Index" types from_type.contents in DDLm

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  • Subject: [ddlm-group] Removing separate "Count" and "Index" types from_type.contents in DDLm
  • From: James Hester <jamesrhester@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:31:43 +1000
Dear DDLm experts,

A suggestion has been made (see https://github.com/COMCIFS/cif_core/issues/140) that we do not need all of "Count", "Index" and "Integer" types in the list of possible values for _type.contents.  "Count" is an unsigned integer, "Index" is a non-zero unsigned integer, and "Integer" is ... an integer. We have _enumeration.range which allows us to specify the lower limit of a value, and so "Integer" in combination with this is sufficient to exactly cover both "Count" and "Index".  Does anybody see a problem with removing "Count" and "Index"?

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