Talk:Derived type

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I've never encountered this definition for a derived type before; in most contexts I have seen it refers to a subtype (or at least a subclass). References? --EngineerScotty 04:18, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

This is at least the meaning in the postgresql database system, where you can derive from a basetype to create a domain type, which is in fact the basetype but has additional contraints. An example is a domaintype "ISBN", based on some varchar. --Mig-O 17:13, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

I am not expert in the languages referenced (I am but a humble Analyst), but these two links plus Mig-O's comment should allow someone to construct an accurate statement. As it stands, I agree with Scotty's WP:AD tag. Links: Florida State's Fortran Reference and Lou's type guidelines. --{Kevin/Last1in posting without cookies} 12.96.58.22 19:35, 3 October 2006 (UTC)