Had Booch's class diagram notation ie the cloud shaped...
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Posted By:   Simon_Good
Posted On:   Monday, February 26, 2001 09:09 AM

Had Booch's class diagram notation ie the cloud shaped object been sacked in preference to the UML class diagram notation in 1997? I'm reviewing a piece of software that has some design documentation attached to it. The documentation uses Booch's class diagram notation and I'm wondering whether that was actually the correct thing to be doing at that time.

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Re: Had Booch's class diagram notation ie the cloud shaped...

Posted By:   jim_conallen  
Posted On:   Monday, March 19, 2001 11:29 AM

The simple answer is yes. Booch, Rumbaugh and Jacobson collectively argued this issue out (although I suspect that the general modeling community was the source of most of the disagreements) and in the end the rectangle notation for classes was agreed upon. The reasoning for this (i am told) was that for most, consistently drawing rectangles is easier than consistently drawing clouds.


The shape of the class icon, is really not much of an issue for most. For many (including myself) it was the association ends that took some time to grok.

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