LangWart: Method congestion from mutate multiplicty

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Feb 11 01:10:29 CET 2013


Mark Janssen wrote:

> A unified data model as I define it, specifies a canonical atomic unit
> (like the unit integer) and an abstract grouping construct in which
> these atomic units can be arranged.  By themselves, these two can
> construct arbitrary levels of data structure complexity.  Add the
> ability to apply names to these levels, and you have a complete data
> model for a happy programming environment.  My work, to give you some
> context, involves the invention of a "fractal graph" which is where
> the name "unified object model" came from, because a fractal graph, I
> argue can represent every part of the physical world at every scale.

How can you breathe *way* up there in space?

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000018.html

P.S. not all phenomena are fractal. The elbow joint, for instance, is just a
hinge, and not made of smaller elbow joints made of tinier elbow joints
made of even tinier elbow joints made of ... 



-- 
Steven




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