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.