[Beowulf] "Code" vs. "Codes"

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Apr 2 09:33:34 EDT 2008


Hardly sloppy use, 'code' as a reference to 'program' (n.) may be a very 
precise reference to how some people write programs.  Some of the 'code' 
I see is, in fact, cryptic to the point of obfuscation.

gerry

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".
> 
> -- Alan
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