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On 05/01/01 12:55, Robin Faichney said this-
>Do you like or dislike "computer programs = patterns"?
Well, I'm more than happy to sit and cogitate for awhile, since, I
dislike that statement.
Yes, a pattern could be discerned for some computer programs, (in that
they all use the same GUI, or rely upon a similar keystroke), but,
computer programs equaling patterns...? I still don't like it.
Definitional problem, most likely.
I don't like equal signs in anything but provable formulae.
But, well, here's my dictionary- in none of these definitions could one
insert the word 'algorithm' or 'computer program' in place of 'pattern',
as far as I can see.
1.a. A model or an original used as an archetype. b. A person or thing
considered worthy of imitation.
2. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things.
3. A representative sample; a specimen.
4.a. An artistic or decorative design. b. A design of natural or
5. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as: a. A
composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a
group. b. Form and style in an artistic work or body of artistic works.
6.a. The configuration of gunshots upon a target that is used as an
indication of skill in shooting. b. The distribution and spread, around a
targeted region, of spent shrapnel, bomb fragments, or shot from a
7. Enough material to make a complete garment.
8. A test pattern.
9. The flight path of an aircraft about to land.
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