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

Morgaine <morgaine.dinova@googlemail.com> Mon, 09 May 2011 13:58 UTC

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Aye, that phrase has been in use for as long as types systems have existed.


Morgaine.



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On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Meadhbh Hamrick <ohmeadhbh@gmail.com>; wrote:

> 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.
> --
> 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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