[trustable-software] t.opinion isn't t.feedback (Paul Albertella)

rupertb at cix.co.uk rupertb at cix.co.uk
Thu Nov 28 14:26:23 GMT 2019

Paul/Daniel et al
You seem be straying the world of argumentation here see


Its not a bad thing, but a whole lot more complex 😊


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From: Paul Albertella <paul.albertella at codethink.co.uk>
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I wrote:
 > 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  > both?

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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