Replace 'functionality' with 'function(s)'


Maybe this was already discussed before I joined the working group,
but I wonder why we don't replace "functionality" with "function" or
Functionality is defined as
   "capable of serving a purpose well" (WordNet 2.0)
or as
   "waffle for 'features' or 'function'. The capabilities or behaviours
   of a program, part of a program, or system, seen as the sum of its
   features." (FOLDOC).

I can't find any guideline or success criterion where this replacement
does not make sense, and the result is always more readable.
After all, we don't say: "If it walks like waterfowl and quacks like
waterfowl..." when we really mean a duck ;-)


Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - 3001 Leuven-Heverlee - BELGIUM
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Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2005 16:39:58 UTC