Tim Bradshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Chris Barts wrote:
| > How many people have forgotten that 'code' is a mass noun and, as such,
| > does not take plurals? Do you also say 'these muds' and 'these dusts'?
| How many people have forgotten that *language changes over time* and is
| not something handed down from the elder days, never to be changed?
| The sense of `codes' I gave is very common in the HPC community where
| "a code" typically refers to something approximating to a particular
| implementation of an algorithm. The plural use, which is more common,
| means something like "implementations of algorithms".
Yup. Far too much of the HPC market consists of simply rerunning 1960's
"dusty deck" codes with different inputs and larger array dimensions.
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