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"Shall" is standard nomenclature for requirements documentation (and has been for at least the past 15 years). Who says it is "anachronistic" and why?
From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Chris Morton
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:32 AM
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Subject: Re: The GUI shall do...
You're preaching to the choir, Anne. I'm looking for the thread regarding this, especially as it pertains to the government backing away from this anachronistic standard.
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Anne Robotti <arobotti -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I personally would fight to the death if anyone tried to make me use it.
> But that's just me....
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
>> Does anyone remember a thread here sometime last year about the use
>> of "shall" in documentation (e.g., software GUI specs)?
>> > Chris
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