R: [Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion
Sat, 14 Jun 2003 13:55:48 +0200
Hi Jim, all,
> The other side of the issue is to ask: why inherit something you don't
> Why not instead, create *exactly* the structure you need -- and no more.
> other words, apply Occam's Razor. For me, this is one of the primary
> driving factors behind whether to inherit from Class or Classifier. Does
> that make sense?
I strongly agree with you!
This is why Giovanni and I proposed to extend Classifier.
> So, yes, we are all discussing a probable Agent UML profile.
> However, it is this last sentence that is being discussed in this thread.
> In particular,
> we need to identify the metamodel subset that we will extend. First, will
> it be Class or Classifier that we extend?
Yes, this is the point!
> Second, will that extension be
> call AgentClass or something else?
I think that AgentClass could be an unfortunate choice. Actually, for now I
have no a good proposal, however since I think that it would be better to
extend Classifier, maybe a more appropriate choice could be AgentClassifier.