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Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, The, Second Edition by Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh

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send

To create a message containing an object (often a signal) created by a sender object and to transfer it to a receiver object in order to convey information.

See also action, message, signal.

Semantics

A send action is an action that an object can perform as part of the execution of a behavior. It specifies a signal to send, a list of arguments or an object for the signal value, and a target object to receive the signal.

An object sends an object to another object. In many cases, the object is a signal, but any kind of object can be sent. The sender can embed the send action in a loop or expansion region to send a message to a set of objects. A broadcast action sends a message to the set of all objects, although, in practice, the set of target ...

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