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Appendix: Outstanding Issues

These are temporary decisions that may be reconsidered later.

Agreement to AssertsConsider

A: It's raining
  B: yes.

Does B's utterance have a Forward Function? Intuitively, it seems that it does and we will for the moment label such acts as Assert.

Conditional CommitsThere are some commits that are conditional but not conditional on a decision of the hearer, such as ``I'll be there if the package arrives on time''. At present, we would mark this as a Commit even though it does not seem to belong in the same group as promises which are unconditional.

Mark Core
Mon Sep 22 20:05:25 EDT 1997