[Haskell-cafe] Scrap your boilerplate

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Wed May 15 04:57:46 UTC 2019

Every language has its idioms where a word-by-word translation would be 
misleading. Even communities have this, and programming is no exception.
"Boilerplate" is a term from the programming community, and you simply 
have to learn its meaning in programming - just as the meanings of "the 
program knows", "bus", "keyboard", "tree", etc. etc. pp.

Am 15.05.19 um 03:46 schrieb The FLOSS Information:
> I think the proposed term is less confusing because the other term has 
> more than one meaning in our language and it's a little hard to decide 
> which one is right.
> 14.05.2019, 20:06, "Richard O'Keefe" <raoknz at gmail.com>:
>     I'm more confused by "get rid of repetitive code" than by "scrap
>     your boilerplate".
>     On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 17:53, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
>     <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com <mailto:ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 11:13, The FLOSS Information
>         <theflossinformation at yandex.com
>         <mailto:theflossinformation at yandex.com>> wrote:
>             Scrap your boilerplate
>             Can you write the synonyms of the words in this sentence? I
>             think that such a method is necessary to avoid meaning
>             confusion.
>         Get rid of repetitive code?
>         Is that what you were after?

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