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Re: c.d.theory lexicon overview

From: Alan <alan_at_erols.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 16:37:47 -0400
Message-ID: <c69aev$9fcfu$1@ID-114862.news.uni-berlin.de>


See in line =====>

"Senny" <sennomo_at_hotmail.com> wrote in message news:wSVhc.1350$17.160011_at_news1.epix.net...
> Alan wrote:
>
> > Well you've made some excellent arguments- to the point of convincing me
> > that you have the right idea. I guess the CS field has matured to the
> > point where it needs to create its own specific terminology. Might as
well
> > do what the doctors, lawyers, and botanists did- use latin words :)
>
> We can use anything, really: Latin, Greek, Swahili, Esperanto, whatever.
> I'm partial to words that can easily be adopted by others. (The languages
> I mentioned largely fit that criterion.)
>
> I'm surprised at the lack of German in our current nomenclature. Only
> "eigenvalue" comes to mind.
>
> > So, I offer this first expression. It is what should be said to testers
> > upon delivering the first beta version for testing, or alternatively, at
> > least in the comments:
> >
> > "Minutus cantorum, minutus ballorum, minutus corborata descendum
> > pantorum."
>
> Wow, that sentence is as corrupted as Legalese! There is almost nothing
> grammatically correct about it. But therein lies the fun.

=====> Besides the grammar, the actual words are disputable as well- but it's still fun, and one gets the general idea anyway...

>
> The following sentence is what a programmer says after attending a meeting
> with the suits: "Veni, vidi, vomitavi."

=====> That sums it up nicely.

>
> --Senny
>
>
Received on Thu Apr 22 2004 - 15:37:47 CDT

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