[om] About OMV and indexing

Manfred Riem mriem at win.tue.nl
Mon Jan 26 13:50:44 CET 2004

Hi all,

I have been reading the latest draft for OpenMath2 at

and I was wondering how I should view indexed variables semantically? Is the
index merely to be viewed as sugar to give it a nice rendering? If not, can
anyone explain me how I should view it otherwise?

If one would take a CS approach it would be an index into an array of
OpenMath objects.
If that is the case one could argue that it could be easily written as:

 <OMV name="i"/>

Where the variable 'i' then would be referring to an OpenMath 'vector/array'
that has several elements. 


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