[Modeling] Comments on interaction diagram modeling doc

Marc-Philippe Huget M.P.Huget@csc.liv.ac.uk
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:43:37 +0000

Hello all,

James Odell wrote:

> Currently, UML can support:
> 1) agents interacting with other agents without respect to role or class;
> 2) agents interacting with other agents while playing a named role; and
> 3) "roles interacting with roles" (which really means that unnamed agents
> are playing named roles and interacting within their roles.  Roles per se do
> not interact because they are not active entities.  "roles interacting with
> roles", then, is a shorthand.

and what about what I propose in the document: the ability to distinguish an
agent for a specific message, is it too stupid?


Marc-Philippe Huget

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