Resistance is Futile; Formal Linguistic Observations on Design Patterns

@inproceedings{Boas1997ResistanceIF,
  title={Resistance is Futile; Formal Linguistic Observations on Design Patterns},
  author={Peter van Emde Boas},
  year={1997}
}
Inspection of the current literature on Design Patterns shows that the Prime Directive for this community is Pragmatics. It hardly matters what patterns are, or how Patterns are represented formally or syntactically. What does matter is their role in enhancing the reuse of good solutions to recurring problems. In this article I want to show that minimal assumptions about the pragmatic use of Patterns suuce to show that Design Patterns form just another formal language, which can be shown to be… CONTINUE READING

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