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

Morgaine <morgaine.dinova@googlemail.com> Mon, 09 May 2011 13:49 UTC

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We can coin our own abbreviations too. :-)

Since "abstract types system" is precise and unambiguous, would you like us
to use "ATS" as a shorthand for this, an even less verbose way of saying
"ADT system"?  It's fine by me. :-)

It would also lead naturally to VWRAP's ATS being known as VWRAP-ATS, which
makes sense.


Morgaine.




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On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 9:59 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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