“If” is a logical operator Parameter used in qualifiers to explicitly specify Conditions.
Concept Number: *399
English Master: If
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: Where
The “If” is implied for all terms in a Qualifier. However, “If” may be used to communicate a Condition more explicitly to the novice reader.
Goal: Legal Constraint [USA, If Law 153 Passed]: 99.9%.
Goal: Product-Value-Requirement [If Europe, If Product XYZ Announced]:
The “?” may be used Before a Condition, with a space between them. It should not be used After a Condition since it would be ambiguous with uncertainty about the validity of the specification itself.
Goal: Legal Constraint [? USA, ? Law 153 Passed]: 99.9%.
Goal: Product-Value-Requirement [? Europe, ? Product XYZ Announced]:
Historical Note: Use of “Where” as a synonym was suggested by Don Mills, New Zealand, www.softed.com.
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.