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Terminology: lattice

    Date: 29 Dec 86  2111 PST
    From: Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU>

    Moon briefly raises the issue of the term ``lattice.'' The class lattice is
    not simply a lattice: The local ordering of direct superclasses matters.
    However, the class lattice is, then, a lattice with some additional properties.
    A quick breeze through my MacLane and Birkoff reveals there is no existing
    name for what we have. I believe we can still use the term ``lattice,'' but
    the figures Moon mentions ought to be altered as he suggests.

That's OK with me.