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  1. OMG Issue

DTV — forever is misdefined

  • Key: DTV-30
  • Legacy Issue Number: 16997
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Mr. Edward J. Barkmeyer)
  • Summary:

    In clause 9.4, 'forever' is defined as: "the time period that does not
    start on some time point and does not end on some time point". This is
    interpreted "there are two time points t1 and t2 such that the time
    period does not start on t1 and does not end on t2". What is intended
    is "the time period that starts on no time point and that ends on no
    time point". Further, this definition does not identify any time point
    sequence that makes the term 'time period' appropriate, and it
    eliminates all described ways to define a time point sequence. It seems
    that 'forever' should be classified 'time interval', with the above
    qualifications, not 'time period'. Or perhaps the intent is: "the time
    period that is the instance of each time point sequence that has no
    first time point and that has no last time point".

    Also, some Note should clarify the relationship of 'forever' to the Time
    Axis. Clause 8.1 does not say that the Time Axis is a time interval.
    Is 'forever' the time interval that is the "segment of the Time Axis"
    that covers all of it? Or is 'forever' the same thing as the Time
    Axis? I.e., is the Time Axis itself a time interval and 'forever' a

  • Reported: DTV 1.0b1 — Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — DTV 1.0b2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Resolved by issue 17540 and 16993.

    Revised Text:
    Disposition: Duplicate or Merged

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT