Re: Term for elegant, efficient, tight code?

Subject: Re: Term for elegant, efficient, tight code?
From: Peter Harkins <ph-tw -at- malaprop -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 20:04:30 -0500

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 11:01:09AM -0700, DaLy wrote:
> How about optimized code?

"Optimized" has a very specific meaning; the description given isn't at
all a match. It *might* be right if the original poster is using
"elegant" in the same fashion that programmers do, but as none of the
rest of the message reinforces that I think it was misused in this

I'd agree with Mike O. who gave "valid". "Standard" may also work.
Depending on the audience and environment, "correct" may be the right
word, but I'd shy away from it as that audience is quite small.

An excellent resource for understanding SME-speak is the Jargon File, a
dictionary of the jargon and culture of engineers, programmers, and the
like. The first link is to the whole kit'n'kaboodle, to jump right to
the meat of it follow the second link. The only term discussed in this
e-mail appearing in the Jargon File is "elegant", as it's the only one
noteworthy or significantly different than standard usage.


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