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Re: Pizza Example

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 09:48:13 -0500
Message-ID: <c4p77j$1co$1@news.netins.net>

"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message news:6sWdne-mF-RrhO3dRVn-hQ_at_comcast.com...
> Now we're getting somewhere. I have no idea what a theorist would do, but
a
> perspicacious analyst would hesitate to generalize data requirements from
a
> single example.

Of course, of course, but using a Pizza example is a way to provide a problem domain of which most of us are somewhat comfortable. A complete set of requirements would be inappropriate for this forum unless they can be indicated with a statement like "provide a data model for ordered items in an order entry system for a small pizza shop".

> If another of the orderable items were Neapolitan Ice Cream, rather than
> Garlic Bread, then the list of toppings might be quite diffferent. And
so
> on.

And if you concept of a pizza place includes selling Neapolitan Ice Cream with toppings, then I'm sure I can learn something from the way you would model that too. So, I can accept some human interpretation of the situation in order to keep the requirements statement short.

cheers! --dawn Received on Sun Apr 04 2004 - 09:48:13 CDT

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