Re: Primordial or Primitive objects for installation and configuration

Subject: Re: Primordial or Primitive objects for installation and configuration
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: <rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net>, "Rebecca Hopkins", <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Tech Whirlers"
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 13:57:20 -0500

The term "primitive object" appears to have multiple uses, none of which
seem to match your boss's explanation. Without knowing the context, I
would guess that one is speaking of objects from which other objects are
constructed, as (for instance) in Java there are primitive types, which
are boolean, char, byte, short, int, long, float, double and void.

Some graphics matierial I googled into spoke of pirimitive graphics
elements or aspects.

--Peter Neilson

> Ever heard of this phrase - Primordial or Primitive objects? My boss seems to think it has something to do with software installation and configuration: "those configurable items that must/should be set-up before configuring other dependent objects or before exercising the system in any significant way". I guess he means the post-install - pre-production items, but he isn't really sure himself.
> I couldn't find a reference, but maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing.


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