mapand friends are more precise, sophisticated ways to talk about consistent patterns in data manipulation. Using them over
foris analogous to using the word “cake” instead of “the kind of food that you make by whipping egg whites and maybe adding sugar”.
Interestingly, you can eventually add new layers of category on top of established layers: just like saying that butter cakes constitute a specific family of cakes, one could say that
pluckis a specialization of
— Of vocabulary and contracts, Miguel Fonseca.
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