OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] RE: Avoid Case Analyses

On 10/7/12 9:34 AM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I just had an epiphany:
> Case analyses is essentially using examples to define a function (or
> in the case of a specification to specify a behavior).
> A friend of mine frequently reminds me that examples should never be
> used to define or specify, they should only be used to illustrate.
> This epiphany has given me a deeper insight into why Professor Bird
> admonishes cases analyses.

It depends on the complexity of the project.  For simple projects, 
examples are completely the sanest way to examine structures.  Their 
value diminishes rapidly with massive variation, however.

(That's true of many approaches, of course...)

Simon St.Laurent

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS