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Re: SpecGL Scope definition: Complete set of Use Cases?

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 06:34:42 -0500
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I agree with Andrew - the sentence is not needed and can be removed.


At 09:36 AM 11/2/2002, adt@freenet.co.uk wrote:

>Regarding the definition of Use Cases in SpecGL (guideline #1)
>  - My AI to deal with the @@@ on the "system (specification)" text:
>  Having re-read this final sentence I wonder what the purpose of it
>  It says that a complete set of use cases specifies all the possible
>uses of the system (specification).
>  I have a couple of thoughts about this:
>  1. It states the obvious, but in reverse order i.e. it's telling us
>  that if one describes all possible uses of the system/spec. then one
>has a complete set of use cases.
>  2. Can a spec author/WG be expected to anticipate and describe
>     every possible use of a system/spec?
>     This is surely an exhaustive task and outside of the author's
>scope anyway. It reminds me of the issue of conformance statements in
>which there is a danger of trying to ring-fence the uses of the
>spec in advance rather than leaving it to the creativity of the
>  So my first recommendation at a way to clean up this sentence is to
>delete it!
>  -Andrew
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