[openstack-dev] [api] api working group proposed actions guideline needs input

Michael Krotscheck krotscheck at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 16:43:51 UTC 2016

Is there an accepted process for this? And/or does everyone care enough to
really weigh in?

Some dictionary terms:
Task: A piece of work to be done or undertaken.
Transition: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition
to another.
Action: The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.

Personally, I prefer action, because I feel like an action can be composed
of multiple tasks and/or transitions.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 8:31 AM michael mccune <msm at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 01/18/2016 10:05 AM, Michael Krotscheck wrote:
> > Also: I like using the same word for things. Is there a meaningful
> > enough difference between "Actions", "Transitions", and "Tasks", that
> > requires different words?
> not that i have detected, although i would love hear other opinions on
> this.
> i have to admit that this is the first time i'm hearing "transitions",
> and i feel it could be looked at separately from "actions" or "tasks".
> but i think this is largely a semantic debate.
> i do think it would be useful to coalesce on a standard term for what we
> are talking about.
> regards,
> mike
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