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From "Matthew T. Adams" <matthew.ad...@xcalia.com>
Subject Proposal: recursive classes in detachable shopping cart model
Date Sat, 21 Jan 2006 01:09:27 GMT
Hi everyone,

Craig asserted on the conference call today that we would probably need a
new object model that contained recursive references since the shopping cart
object model didn't have any classes that exhibit this feature.  Since the
shopping cart model does have class Product, it seems that there could be
two places to add recursive references:  on Product itself, so that a
Product could be defined as a bundle of other Products, and/or we could add
a class ProductCategory that could be used to categorize Products, and
Products could be placed into zero or more ProductCategories.

This would change the current model, depicted in the attached file
ShoppingCartClassDiagram.png, to the one depicted in the attached


Note:  I've added and committed an ArgoUML project to tck20 at
if you want to see the model yourself.  I used the open source ArgoUML
0.18.1 (http://argouml.tigris.org) to create it.


Matthew T. Adams
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