Re: Configurable vs. reconfigurable

Subject: Re: Configurable vs. reconfigurable
From: Linda Nunes <lnunes -at- foglight -dot- com>
To: Rahel Bailie <r_bailie -at- trillium -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 13:36:14 -0800

An example of why engineers shouldn't write documentation!

You can either configure something or you can't - doesn't matter how many times
you can change parameters.

Seems to me that a note regarding the limits or lack there of is all that's
needed when documention individual aspects of the application that can be
altered.

-Linda

Rahel Bailie wrote:

> Our engineers have been defining these two terms as follows:
> Configurable = The user can set the parameters once.
> Reconfigurable = The user can set the parameters numerous times.
>
> If configure = change, then reconfigure means re-change?
> If configure = cycle, then reconfigure means recycle?
>
> Perhaps I'm being picky, but it's bothering me. How do other TCs use these
> terms?
>
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