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ESSENCE — Substitute Method's property name Completeness by Sufficiency

  • Key: ESSENCE-173
  • Legacy Issue Number: 19089
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: ( OMG System User)
  • Summary:

    Problem to be solved:
    The word "completeness" has a very specific meaning in mathematics and formal languages and needs a formal demonstration, while the word "sufficiency" is enough to describe this particular method property.

    Proposed solution:
    Replace word "completeness" by "sufficiency" in:

    • page 83 section (twice)
    • page 200 section B.1.2.3 (twice) in: Description and States subsections
    • page 201 Figure 113
    • page 202 section B.1.2.3 Progressing the Method Authoring
    • page 203 section B.1.2.3 (thrice) Progressing the Method Authoring
    • page 203 Figure 116
    • page 204 Table 48, third row, first bullet
    • page 206 Table 49, second row, second column, first paragraph
    • page 206 Table 49, second row, third column, first paragraph
    • page 206 Progressing the Method Enactment
    • page 220 subsection How Method Enactment drives the Work, fourth paragraph
  • Reported: Essence 1.0b1 — Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — Essence 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    A lot of words have specific meanings in "mathematics and formal language", but they also have clear meanings in less formal language. Further, in the context of the use in question, "sufficiency" does not have the same connotation as "completeness" for the usual reader. The definition of the "completeness" property currently is that a method "is complete if the achievement of all practice objectives fulfills entirely the method purpose and produces expected output". The alternative of saying that a method is "sufficient" does not seem to capture nearly as well as "complete" the idea of "fulfilling entirely the method purpose".

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