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

Boroondas Gupte <sllists@boroon.dasgupta.ch> Mon, 09 May 2011 08:59 UTC

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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