Thursday, August 8, 2013

Negative Requirements

Nothing is funnier than requirements which state things that are not to happen.

An actual quote.

... don't screw up cutting and pasting and the "/" vs "\" depending on unix / windows.
Why not list everything that's not supposed to happen?

  • No fire in the server room.
  • No anthrax outbreak.
  • No Zombie apocalypse.

The list could go on. I wonder why it doesn't.