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Subject:a poser From:Kelly Hoffman <kelly -at- NASHUA -dot- HP -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 11 Mar 1994 11:35:33 EST
I seem to have some kind of writer's block (editor's block?) this
morning, and I'm hoping my fellow tech-whirlers can help.
I've been trying to rewrite the following gem:
An end-to-end pair's traffic is assigned to a segment
pair only when each end point of the end-to-end pair maps
to one or the other segment of the segment pair.
It's really not as complicated as it sounds. Here's what this
mess is trying to describe:
You have an end-to-end traffic pair, call it A-B.
A-B is assigned to the segment pair S1-S2 only
[(A maps to S1) and (B maps to S2)]
or [(A maps to S2) and (B maps to S1)]
Note that A-B is *not* assigned to S1-S2 if:
[(both A and B are mapped to S1)]
or [(both A and B are mapped to S2)]
After the offending sentence, I give an example, both as descriptive
text and a diagram, so maybe I shouldn't worry about it so much.
But it bothers me that I can't seem to explain this simple concept
in a clear, unambiguous manner.
The best I've managed is:
An end-to-end pair's traffic is assigned to a segment pair
only when both end points are on different segments and each
end point maps to one segment of the segment pair.
Anybody have a better suggestion? (please? :-)
It's been a *long* week...
Kelly K. Hoffman kelly -at- nashua -dot- hp -dot- com
Learning Products Engineer
Hewlett-Packard, Network Test Division "Reading the manual is
One Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH USA 03062 admitting defeat."