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Discussion on: Poll: Do You Know What "Idempotent" Means?

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Ben Halpern

For whatever reason I don't have idempotent in my typical software development vocabulary, even though I know what it means and its conceptual importance. I did implement one of these examples after all.

But I rarely use the word either in speech or in my internal dialog as I'm thinking about things. I certainly use the idea of idempotency, but not the word for some reason.