RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"

Subject: RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 17:35:40 -0400

Thanks, Milan, for the reality check. As far as the coders and the testers are concerned, Fred's suggestion of "shall allow but not require" is simple and accurate.

-----Original Message-----
From: Milan Davidovic
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:28 PM
To: techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: "Allow" vs. "Require"

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Janice Gelb wrote:
> "Allow" implies permission. For example: "Read access allows you to
> look at the file. Write access allows you to both read and modify the
> file." "Enable" indicates that the application provides the means by
> which you can do the activity.

Coming back to requirements, can you offer an example in which the choice of "enable" vs. "allow" would likely affect the outcome of the coding? Based on your example, I'm not seeing it.

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