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  1. OMG Issue

UML14 — Change 'Part' to 'Role.

  • Key: UML14-384
  • Legacy Issue Number: 6458
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    In the UML 1 specification, "every time a word coinciding with the name of some construct in UML is used, that construct is referenced." [UML 1 2.3.4]

    In the UML 2 specification, the word, 'part,' is used both to mean a Part and with its ordinary meaning.

    This is an example of a recurrent problem in the specification: words that name UML 2 concepts are used both to refer to that concept, or an instance of that concept, and with their ordinary meaning. The rule of the UML 1 specification needs to be both stated and carefully followed.

    Suggested resolution: Change 'Part' to 'Role.' This permits the use of 'part' to mean part. Add the rule of the UML 1 specification. Carefully follow that rule.

  • Reported: UML 1.5 — Fri, 7 Nov 2003 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 1.4.2
  • Disposition Summary:

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