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"Gimme the codes you've written", said Joe, the lead one of the dramatis personae of my yesterday's pass time day dreaming.

Just wondering how the word "codes", the plural for "code" sounds jarring to the programmer's ear, wheras "source code" or simply "code" has taken on the plurality.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Saturday, February 28, 2004

I think the connotation of the word "codes" is more along the lines of "keys" as in to access a restricted area, or a secret message encrypted with one's handy-dandy Cap'n Crunch decoder ring.

Whereas when we say "the code for foo," we mean "the body of code for foo."

Saturday, February 28, 2004

I hear the code for foo was leaked the other day.

Jimmy Jojo
Saturday, February 28, 2004

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