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Re: What is source code?

From: Timothy J. Bruce <uniblab_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 22 Apr 2004 14:05:18 -0700
Message-ID: <34519632.0404221305.6366df84@posting.google.com>


Laconic2 et al:

> In another topic, the question got raised whether source code is metadata.
> There is a way in which source code might be considered "metaprocess". It
> tells the compiler what to do, in order that the compiler will tell the
> target machine what to do.

If one were writing a quine then source-code would not be `metadata', but `data'.

That is the quux of the matter,
Timothy J. Bruce
uniblab_at_hotmail.com
</RANT> Received on Thu Apr 22 2004 - 16:05:18 CDT

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