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on naming


From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: on naming
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:34:18 +0200
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At Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:32:53 +0200,
Bas Wijnen wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:59:08PM +0200, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > Principals (called activities)
> 
> So they are synonymous?  Why do you have two words for this concept?

The are not the same thing.  An activity has specific semantics in the
context of my system.  If I were to use the same name as the general
concept, this might lead to confusion.  This is why not all operating
systems are named operating system: they are all instances of the idea
operating system but they differ in their realization.




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