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Metaphors in Software are Heuristics, not Algorithms June 9, 2013at11:08

A software system should be based around a model, a metaphor that helps the developers how to think about the systems functionality and how to construct its features. However, it is important to realize that the metaphor is not an algorithm that can predict exactly how the system should be constructed. It gives hints, it helps with a general direction, a tone, to what to do –the metaphor only provides heuristics to constructing the system!

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