A minute ago, I juxtaposed 2 phrases on a Slack chat:
As a result of my subsequent wanderings, I learned a new word, “plenist” and “plenism” http://englishdictionary.education/en/plenism (the usual suspects)
and I saw the word “idiom”. I’ve heard “idiomatic” a lot recently, in relation to styles associated with programming languages but I wasn’t sure precisely what it meant:
I think the intended meaning is Google’s 2nd choice:
a characteristic mode of expression in music or art.
but the alternative is interesting too:
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).
How often does a ceremony gets associated with an idea, long after anyone remembers why? I ask this after reading a thought provoking comparison of the functional and object paradigms that only partly agrees with the ideas I mapped out in stickies on a paper table-cloth yesterday.
I’m “still not working”, as people say. My Dad kept a dictionary beside his chair. I continue his work with ‘tear-off here’ computer science. At least my inherited etymology is idiomatic of the Clojure community.