RE: The GUI shall do...

Subject: RE: The GUI shall do...
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:42:25 -0500


Chris Morton wrote:

> Instead, I'm calling on our engineers to please write their spec docs using
> present tense and to avoid *shall* at all costs!

But in the context of a spec doc, "shall" has nothing to do with tense. In that context it is synonymous with "must" or "has to", *not* with "will".

As Richard said (or wrote, actually): audience and purpose.

-Fred Ridder



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References:
The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Anne Robotti
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton
RE: The GUI shall do...: From: Combs, Richard
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton

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