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Discussion on: If there are LayMan's Terms in English, is there "LayMan's Code"?

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Aaron Reese

Looks like code, but doesn't actually compile or run

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Calin Baenen Author

That's not LayMan's then, that's just nonsense.
That's the equivalent of saying stuff that sounds useful, but actually isn't.

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benjaminjess • Edited on

It is though? It's plain language that emulates sequential / procedural programming.

Following a recipe is a good example of pseudocode: it's step by step instructions on how to bake a cake, for example.

Computer's don't need to compile it, it's human readable, and if you follow the algorithm with the right inputs (ingredients & equipment) you get the right output (cake).

edit: I may not have replied to the right comment...