[trustable-software] t.opinion isn't t.feedback
paul.albertella at codethink.co.uk
Thu Nov 28 10:03:33 GMT 2019
> Do we need to have two terms, to allow us to distinguish between these
> two types of input, or can we come up with a term that encompasses
After discussing this with a colleague (Daniel Silverstone, take a bow),
we have another suggestion:
1) We retain t.opinion, but explicitly define it as a recorded statement
from a human relating to a t.proposal, which is necessarily subjective.
2) We add a new element called t.score, which represents recorded input
to an evaluation process that can be mechanically processed. This may be
human in origin (e.g. a record of a show of hands in a meeting, or an
approval registered through a code review system), or it may come from a
computer system (e.g. pass/fail logged by an automated process, based on
the results of a test execution).
* A t.score MAY be supported or accompanied by a t.opinion.
* A t.score MAY be supported by other recorded evidence (e.g. full test
results or a log file).
I hope that this makes a clearer distinction between the different
classes of evidence that we want to consider, while being sufficiently
generic to enable us to model any type of process.
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