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MSC/HMSC composition and decomposition

Ellen Zhao
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Joined: Sep 17, 2002
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Sorry this topic might not be so directly related to java programming, but I really don�t know where I can put it.
My question is on composition and decomposition of MSC. In MSC there are many sequential/parallel conditions/states, how to disdinguish globle conditions from non-globle conditions in MSC? I thought it could be easy to differ, but when I read the example given in my class notes, I was so much confused. The specification of the example is a bit long, if there is somebody familiar with MSC or HMSC, I would try to input more. Thank you very much in advance.
And, if Ms Glass knows somewhere is more suitable for this question, please move this thread there. Thank you very much.

[ January 30, 2003: Message edited by: Ellen Fu ]
Cindy Glass
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First I have to figure out what the heck MSC IS
Let's see. There is
MSC : Marine Stewardship Council
MSC Industrial Supply Co.
MSC.Software Corporation //this looks like a good bet
or maybe
Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) //could be this too
MSC MicroControllers??
Meteorological Service of Canada
MSC of Linux <sigh> could be this also
Multimedia Super Corridor
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ok it just goes ON and ON.
Want to give us a hint??

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Ellen Zhao
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Joined: Sep 17, 2002
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I�m so sorry, Ms Glass.
MSC is message sequence chart in our class, comes together with SDL( specification and discription language). MSC is sth. like the dynamic component in UML, I have been wondering how usfull it is in real software engineering. HMSC is High-Level MSC.

Best Regards,
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
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Thanks for the help, Cindy!
I also learned a great deal!
I agree. Here's the link:
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