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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Extensible Lifecycle Requirements
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 20:18:48 GMT
> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org] 
> 
> Berin Loritsch wrote:
> 
> >
> >Which is 180 degrees from what terminology already existed.
> >
> 
> Before making a decision on this I checked through the Fortress 
> documentation and javadoc and basically found occurances of 
> phase in one 
> place and stage in another when refering to the same subject. 


This is an error in the documentation.  Can you point me to where it
is?

>  Consulting dictionaries on the topic was not a absolute source of 
> clarification, however - I settled on "phase" and "stage" on 
> the grounds 
> of the following definition from the Merriaum Websters dictionary:
> 
>   STAGE:
> 
>   - a period or step in a progress, activity, or development;
>     especially : one of the distinguishable periods of growth and
>     development of a plant or animal b : one passing through a
>     (specified) stage


hense the defined steps by the interfaces.

> 
>   PHASE:
> 
>   - an individual or subgroup distinguishably different in appearance
>     or behavior from the norm of the group to which it belongs

Meaning a group of steps, or stages.


Which is how Peter, Leo, and I define them.

Any time they are used differently, it is an error in the documenation.


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