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DTR2 12

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Data Types Issue 12: Drop identity-equality distinction


Remove the artificial distinction between identity and equality. We do a whole lot of goofy things (like make addresses BAGs instead of SETs because we need to support duplicate addresses with different times.

This would not be backward compatible.


This was discussed May 2005 in the data types BOF. Proposed action: Accept and add equivalence definitions for EN, AD, PQ, CD, possibly others