[Haskell-cafe] Parody of Darcs patch theory from 1981

Paul Johnson paul at cogito.org.uk
Sun Mar 2 11:53:09 EST 2008

I was looking through my old copy of "The Devil's DP Dictionary" by Stan 
Kelly-Bootle, and came across the entry for Stepwise Refinement.  I 
thought "I've seen this before: this is a parody of Darcs patch 
theory".  It included the Null patch, chains of patches, inverse 
patches, and pseudo-inverse patches.  But the book was published in 1981.

I've got the pages scanned, but I can't upload them to Wikimedia because 
they are still in copyright.  However I'm quite sure that limited 
distribution would fall into "fair use" (non-commercial, small part of 
work, no impact on market, academic relevance).  The total file size is 
about 520kBytes.  Assuming people would like to see them, does anyone 
have any ideas beyond "email to requestors"?


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