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Comment: Re:Our long national nighmare is almost over (Score 1) 294

by mdpye (#23253910) Attached to: Wikipedia Blocks Suspicious Edits From DoJ

You write source code in the way you do because it has a specific audience that is intended to be able to understand it and behave according to that understanding. That audience is a computer.

Do you always code alone?

That aside, a computer as an audience is deterministic, discrete and fully knowable in operation. Can that be said for the entity that is a body of people?

Yet, in fact, laws are often written a lot like code; formally and in great detail. There is scope for them to be much more complicated because they (only partially) govern a far more complex system.


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