Are all "actions" considered to be a type of "conditions"? Let's take the following sentence:

"Each display and local field can contain one or more rules that contain a set of conditions and a set of actions that are applied to records when all conditions are met for the rule. Each action within a rule can be performed on a single field, and it is performed in the order in which it appears in the rule."

I was reading this somewhere and I thought to myself don't conditions include actions? It might seem like a trivial question, but I was thinking the sentence should have been reworded as "a set of conditions, among which conditions based on actions". Is this a nothingburger or am I onto something?

  • How can conditions (which are inert abstractions expressed by sentences) be actions (which are causally active and concrete)? – Conifold Nov 30 '20 at 4:27
  • but actions can be described passively: "you need to kill a gremlin in order to open the chess". – pomegrenade Dec 1 '20 at 1:56
  • Anything can be described passively, it does not mean that everything is a description. – Conifold Dec 1 '20 at 9:40
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