Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance

Subject: Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 15:28:55 -0500

Tony Markos wrote:

Dick:

Your right. Ed Yourdon, James Robertson, the three
amigos (the guys who invented the UML), the entire
requirements engineering profession, and the heads of
all systems engineering departments at all the major
universities are all wrong: Using text is the way to
document a multidimensional system (of manual and
automated interacting procedures).


Tony,

I did not assert that using text is "the" way to document a multidimensional system. I merely contradicted Yourdon's assertion that procedure "defies written description."

Obviously there are diagrammatic methods that work better than text in some circumstances. That does not mean that text cannot be used. And saying text CAN be used is not the same as saying it is always the BEST thing to use.

Logic 101, Tony.

Dick



Tony Markos wrote:

To quote Ed Yourdon: "Procedure is like dance: It
defies written description".


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