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reasonable assumptions for p2

tom walters
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Joined: Feb 14, 2002
Posts: 34
i'd like to make some assumptions in part2 to simplify things. is there such a thing as making an assumption that fits what was given in the problem that makes things too trivial and thus would not be accepted by the graders?
Thomas Hofmann
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Joined: Nov 23, 2002
Posts: 72
Put yourself into the grader's position. He has to understand your architecture according to your assumptions. Take further into consideration that it is only an assignment - not a real project.
Thus your assumptions can be simple but avoid any contradictions !
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
The assumptions you make should not contradict the requirements. I feel assumptions are fine if -
  • they make your design cleaner without compromising the business requirements.
  • they add to clarity where the requirements stated are either vague or is open to subjective interpretation
  • they don't add additional constraints to the overall design and/or architecture
  • they don't result in unwanted and/or undesirable side effect.

  • This is just my opinion.

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