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Difference between splittable and non-splittable activities

What is the difference between splittable and non-splittable activities? Is the difference that splittable activities can be broken into smaller activities, while non-splittable activities are atomic (in other words can no longer be split)?

Please explain!
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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The difference between splittable and non-splittable activities is not what you think.

Splittable activities can be interrupted at any point and then resumed, but non-splittable activities can never be interrupted. Once they start, they have to be executed until they're finished without any interruption.

An example of a non-splittable activity is painting. You cannot just stop painting the building and then resume, as the color will differ.

Note that most activities are splittable.
answered 9 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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