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On Abstraction

2013/05/12

A twitter conversation I followed minutes ago sparked this memory:

“the purpose of abstracting is not to be vague, but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise.”

I think the first time I used the above argument from Dijkstra was when huku and @_argp made their excellent presentation about memory allocators back in OWASP AppSecEU 2012.

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