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

Miguel Mitrofanov miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Sun Mar 2 12:09:40 EST 2008

Does it start with "Any sequence of KLUDGES, not necessarily distinct  
or finite..."? If so, it can be found in "The Computer  
Contradictionary", by the same author, and probably illegal copy of  
the last book can be found in the net somewhere.

On 2 Mar 2008, at 19:53, Paul Johnson wrote:

> 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"?
> Paul.
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