Re: [vwrap] What does "ADT" mean?

Meadhbh Hamrick <ohmeadhbh@gmail.com> Mon, 09 May 2011 13:53 UTC

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hmm... don't think me or mark lentczner coined the term "abstract type
system." i was used by the OMG and Microsoft long before we used it.
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meadhbh hamrick * it's pronounced "maeve"
@OhMeadhbh * http://meadhbh.org/ * OhMeadhbh@gmail.com



On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:59 AM, Boroondas Gupte
<sllists@boroon.dasgupta.ch>; wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification.
>
> On 05/08/2011 03:47 AM, Morgaine wrote:
>> ADT means Abstract Data Type.
> Ah, as I suspected. :-)
>
>> A system of abstract data types (such as LLSD) has no accepted name or
>> abbreviation, but commonly one says "ADT system",
> Well, Meadhbh (and others behind LLSD?) seem to have coined the term
> "abstract type system" for such systems, but "ADT system" is equally
> understandable now that "ADT" is understood, so we can use those two
> terms synonymous, I guess.
>
>> or where context allows an unambiguous interpretation, simply "ADT".
>>
>> No mystery there, it has been so for decades of common usage in
>> Computing. :-)
> The whole mystery was that I just wasn't aware that it was common to
> just say "ADT" instead of "ADT system" or "abstract type system", when
> it is clear that a system is meant rather than a single type.
>
> Cheers,
> Boroondas
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