[cap-talk] A better reference for the "capabilitiespropagate too easily" argument

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Wed Aug 1 19:58:14 EDT 2007


Toby Murray wrote:

> If a particular subject, S, has some say in the functioning of the
> control, then it's discretionary (from S's point of view). 
> Otherwise its
> mandatory (from S's point of view).
> 
This statement is consistent with my definition, although "has some say"
is a weaker phrase than I use.

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