Dynamically Defined Data Structures



This document defines an info set and wire-format (byte-stream) representation for members of the info set. It states requirements on implementations of this info set, and describes the semantics of various common operations, particularly comparison operations, on elements of the info set.

The name 'Dynamically Defined Data Structures', and the synonymous abbreviations 'DDDS' and 'D3S', refer to the info set defined by this document.

Elements of the info set are called values.

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