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By day, a mild-mannered software developer with a keen interest in those areas of computer science that deal with the psychology of human machine interaction, and how that affects the processes and principals which we apply to create useful software.

By night, I imagine I'm the coding rebel, defying all conventions and "sticking it" to "the man" while liberating the free-thinking and allegedly down-trodden cube rats that I resemble during the day!! Or, I have a vivid imagination and way too much time on my hands! ;-)

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comment functional requirements - use wording based on verbs?
@PeteKirkham You've described a hardware issue. Specifically a specification of form, not of function. This does not invalidate my answer to the OP's question which is about functional specification. Addressing the case you have described however, your functional specification might be "Given 'Software Configuration X', When CPU usage exceeds (a pre-specified limitation & time), Then Expect System Failure". Better yet, replace "system failure" with a "recovery process" to specify how to avoid failure. Sometimes we need to think a little creatively in order to uncover specific behaviours. :-)
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comment What should be allowed inside getters and setters?
To avoid having too many comments here, I'll take this conversation into this chat and address your comment there.
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comment What should be allowed inside getters and setters?
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comment What should be allowed inside getters and setters?
@methodman Yes, I agree that a public field is wrong, however a public property can be useful. That property can be used to provide a place for validation or events related to the setting or returning of the data, depending on the specific requirement at the time. Getters and setters themselves aren't wrong per-se. How and when they are used or abused on the other hand can be seen as poor in terms of design and maintainability depending on the circumstances. :)