Does the c++ language define the term "type"?

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    I searched through recent drafts of the ISO/IEC standards for the c++ language and I couldn't find a short, formal definition of the term "type". Is it present somewhere or is the definition so universally known that it simply wasn't deemed necessary?
     
    , Feb 2, 2013
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  2. On Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:41:00 -0800, heideggm wrote:

    > I searched through recent drafts of the ISO/IEC standards for the c++
    > language and I couldn't find a short, formal definition of the term
    > "type". Is it present somewhere or is the definition so universally
    > known that it simply wasn't deemed necessary?


    Given that there is an entire section devoted to types ([basic.types];
    3.9 in C++03), I would go for a third possibility: It was deemed/found to
    be impossible to create a succinct, yet accurate, formal definition of
    the term "type".

    Bart v Ingen Schenau
     
    Bart van Ingen Schenau, Feb 2, 2013
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