The programmer's comments in code, what would you call those using literary terms? Marginalia? Paratext?

May 20, 2011 4:47 AM from George Mason University
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adr
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I'd call it marginalia.

8 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario.  
patrick_mj
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I'd call it marginalia in general, but of a various distinct kinds

8 years ago from  
candace_nast
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footnotes

8 years ago from Windsor, Ontario, Canada  
KLeuner
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For me, that would depend upon whether or not the programmer was commenting on his own code.

8 years ago from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder  
KLeuner
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metatext?

8 years ago from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder  
s3jones
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Its own thing, but comparable to interlineal gloss?

8 years ago from Chicago  
s3jones
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But, yes, a form of paratext, an authored threshold to the code for those who have eyes to see it.

8 years ago from Chicago  
kballestrini
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I'd call it marginalia if someone else was commenting on another's code...

8 years ago from Middletown, CT  
beautyislikeyea
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Metacode? e-marg?

8 years ago from St. Paul, MN