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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010

by trurl (Initiate)
on Jun 16, 2010 at 11:11 UTC ( #845004=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: poll ideas quest 2010
in thread poll ideas quest 2010

Stanislaw Lem for writing The Cyberiad, coining the term 'constructor' in 1967.

Wait, what? How could he coin that term? He didn't even write in English.

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Re^4: poll ideas quest 2010
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:33 UTC
    you say potato... When it was translated to English in 1972, that's the word they used for whatever Polish word occurred in the original. I am completely ignorant of Polish, however, so I cannot say whether the word Lem used in his book is the same one current Polish programmers use when talking about OOP.

    fnord

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