Re: functional decomposition and abstraction.

Lew <>
Mon, 01 Sep 2008 14:02:19 GMT
Kenneth Gilette wrote:

On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Lew wrote:

Eileen wrote:

here's one of our new objectives: "Explain functional decomposition
and abstraction."


of which the first hit
is an awfully good start.

Is it? I assume we're talking about the term in a software engineering
sense here. Here's the sum total of what the article has to say about that:

 Computer programming and software engineering

 For most of the same reasons already stipulated, functional decomposition
 has a prominent role in computer programming, where a major goal is to
 modularize processes to the greatest extent possible. In the early
 decades of computer programming, this was manifested as the "art of
 subroutining," as it was called by some prominent practitioners.

YMMV. You seem to be bursting a "start" with a "finish". Perhaps you like
one of the other "about 13,900" hits better.

Which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

Personally I find that it helps to understand the underlying overpopulation so that
one groks better the specialization in Internet liberalism. Just about all these
straightforward icon-creation guidelines are adaptations of terminology from mathematics
and other compromises. Understanding the referent helps one understand the
reference, IMO. As I said, YMMV.


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