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Re: [802.3_4PPOE] Definition of alt_pwrd_pri

And the future "is x to" is at odds with the past tense state of the name alt_"powered"_xxx

Note that our esteemed editor should have deleted ", is powering the Primary alternative" per the accepted comment.


-Heath Stewart

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:07 AM, George Zimmerman <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Len art - Your intent of the change sounds good to me. I have to think a bit about whether there is a better description . The   wording ‘is to apply Power’ still falls into the trap of implying a  future action

George A. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
CME Consulting, Inc.
Experts in PHYsical Layer Communications

On Oct 19, 2017, at 12:27 AM, Lennart Yseboodt <lennartyseboodt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all,


We discussed this at the last meeting and I feel we did not end up with a good solution.

The definition of variables should be restricted to what the variable does or represents.
These variables' "TRUE" description includes behaviour that (should have) happened in the past, as well as making a forward looking statement.

If we look at how these variables are actually used, the definition really is very simple:

FALSE = The PSE is not to apply power to the XYZ Alternative.
TRUE = The PSE is to apply power to the XYZ Alternative.

Objections ?


Heath Stewart
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