[Zope-PTK] content states

Dennis Nichols nichols@tradingconnections.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:17:28 -0500

At 05:59 PM 7/19/00 +0100, Steve Alexander wrote:
>"Phillip J. Eby" wrote:
> > First, I would like to suggest calling these things "flags" or "steps"
> > instead of "states", as they actually designate the status of steps within
> > a workflow, rather than the overall state of the workflow.
>I'm happy with either naming. With calling them "states" I had a picture
>in my mind of a particular kind of state-transition diagram where you
>can simplify things by having two state-spaces in parallel. I'll try and
>dig out a reference if anyone's interested.
>However, I also like your suggestion of "flags" as it is more familiar
>to most programmers, and is more easily understood by non-specialists.
>I suggest we go with "Flags".

(in my mind...)
Flags imply non-exclusive settings
Steps imply a linear succession of states
States imply a non-linear (probably) partially interconnected set of, er, 

"States" seemed right but I haven't done ZPatterns yet.

Dennis Nichols