UPD Mail Archive: RE: UPD> constraints -> interdependenci

RE: UPD> constraints -> interdependencies

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 13:29:15 EDT

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    I like the terminology change from "constraints" to "interdependencies".
    The new term is much clearer what is meant, since the concept is about the
    relationship between the values of several attributes, not the list of
    possible values for a single attribute.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Norbert Schade [mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.com]
    Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 13:52
    To: UPD group
    Subject: UPD> constraints -> interdependencies

    In the sample implementation group we are close to constraints handling.
    That is the right time to make a simple change I've in mind for quite a
    We will change the wording in the whole constraints area.
    To speak of 'constraints' the way we do it is not correct.
    Constraints are describing the available entries of a list or so. See some
    of the XML tools. The term is exactly used in that way. So other than the
    fact we are doing it wrong, it is also confusing.
    From now on we speak of interdependencies between features and mean the same
    as before.
    This will require some renaming of files, elements and attributes, not to
    speak of the documentation.
    In ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/upd/Current_Version/
    <ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/upd/Current_Version/> you can find a temporary
    documentation document 'UPDF Constraints.doc'. This is supposed to disappear
    soon, while the content is moving to the 'UPDF Functional Specification'
    (the big document growing these days step by step). In this final document
    it will be referred to as interdependencies only.
    We are not changing any structure nor any other design rules because of
    this. It's only a name change!
    I will start with the changes on Monday, 7/16/01. If you have any concern,
    let me know before.
    Norbert Schade
    Principle Software Engineer
    Host Software Group
    Oak Technology, Inc.
    10 Presidential Way
    Woburn, MA 01801
    Phone: 1-781-638-7614
    Fax: 1-781-638-7555
    email: norbertschade@oaktech.com <mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.com>

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