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> I have a manuscript with an abbreviation I don't recognize and
> can't find in my references, and thought you might be able to
> help. (The author is in France and not on the net, and I'm
> trying to save time; not speaking French, I don't want to deal
> with international phone rates to attempt to connect with her.)
> The abbreviation is "HDL" and has to do with the software
> development life cycle: "Orthogonal defect classification can be
> used as early as the HDL phase." (I figure if it's not in my
> references, I should spell it out for my readers.)