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UML22 — Terminology Issue

  • Key: UML22-593
  • Legacy Issue Number: 8042
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Object Management Group ( Stephen Mellor)
  • Summary:

    When we build a state machine (nee State chart diagram) to define the behavior of a Dog, say, each dog instance has its own state.

    In other words, each copy of the state machine diagram has it's own state. What is the official term for each-copy-of-the-state-machine, the entity that has state. We need to be able to say "The <state machine thing> for Fido is in the state 'Barking'" and "The <state machine thing> for Rover is in the state Sleeping".

  • Reported: UML 1.4.2 — Thu, 30 Dec 2004 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 2.1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Resolution: The submitter does not raise an issue against the specification, but asks a question for clarification. Such terminology might be useful in explaining the semantics, but is not required for the specification. Disposition: Closed, no change

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