[Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion

Dr. Hong Zhu hzhu@brookes.ac.uk
Thu, 26 Jun 2003 13:00:52 +0100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wagner, G.R." <G.R.Wagner@tm.tue.nl>
To: "Dr. Hong Zhu" <hzhu@brookes.ac.uk>; "ModelingTC" <modeling@fipa.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:33 PM
Subject: RE: [Modeling] Modeling an Agent Class- register your opinion

> > In my example of departments, the employees do exist after 
> > the department is destroyed. 
> This is separability of parts (= no lifetime dependency).
> > The difference for each employ is their membership to the class,
> > i.e. the change from a memebr to non-member. 
> What do you mean by this?
> > This has nothing  to do with lifetime, and has nothing to do 
> > with sharedness. It is the change of classes that make things 
> > different.
> I'm sorry, but I don't understand you (and I may soon give up,
> if you don't make your point clear): what is the meaning of 
> "change of classes"?
> -Gerd

In dynamic classification, an entity can change its class at run-time. Say,
an object of class A becomes an object of class B. That is what I meant by
'change classes'.


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