[Beowulf] "Code" vs. "Codes"
Andrew M.A. Cater
amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 1 16:11:42 PDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 01:55:05AM +0200, Alan Louis Scheinine wrote:
> I can't stand it any longer, I've got to make
> my "contribution" to this discussion.
> Eric Moore cites the text
> > a list of all codes and cyphers in use
> For this reason, I always thought that
> using "code" for programs was considered sloppy jargon
> and that in a formal document or article one should
> write "computer program" rather than "code".
As Martin Wheeler says, you also have to consider the
common understanding and specialist vocabulary of your specific audience:
"Code re-use" - may make a computer scientist excited/ill at the
thought, depending on his viewpoint of the desirability of this.
It may have the same effects on cryptanalysts and computer security
consultants - but for entirely different reasons :)
Andy - once a trainee lawyer - which profession has been reusing
portions of Justinian's Code for millennia.
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