BRManifesto FAQ: Article 5 - Well-Formed Expression, Not Ad Hoc

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FAQ re: Principle 5.2
Question: Does 'consistency' in Manifesto principle 5.2 simply mean 'no contradictions'?

Business rules should be expressed in such a way that they can be verified against each other for consistency.

The goal is to detect any kind of anomaly within sets of rules - e.g., subsumptions, equivalences (producing redundancies), near identicals (for further inspection), etc.


References:

[1] The Manifesto is free, only 2 pages long, translated into 15 languages. Have a quick look (or re-look!). No sign up required. Well worth your time.

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The Business Rules Group , "BRManifesto FAQ: Article 5 - Well-Formed Expression, Not Ad Hoc" Business Rules Journal Vol. 3, No. 12, (Dec. 2002)
URL: http://www.brcommunity.com/a2002/s019.html

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