Talk:transreption

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transreption

All I can see on the web are some dictionary definitions that use the exact same wording. Some examples of actual usage please. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:10, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

The single result in Google Books is https://www.google.com/search?q=%22transreption%22&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1 where it uses the term in anger exactly once:
  • "Since this is a somewhat silly example, I've used the active:ncodeToString tool to provide the simplest transreption available for any Java object: turn it into a string."
Frankly, almost every instance I see in Google search is related to NetKernels, which makes me suspect it's mainly a specific jargon. There are, however, traces around for wider use, as http://www.isocat.org/files/archive.html
  • "2010-4-7
    The 922 revision provides the following functionality:
    ● worked around the Relax NG transreption error"
... Ah, there's http://www.infoq.com/articles/netkernel-intro, which contains what might be the source of the term:
  • "However, at the logical level, code is not aware of physical level types. This leads to a new concept called transrepresentation. If a client requests a representation type that an endpoint does not provide then the microkernel can intermediate. When a mismatch is detected, the microkernel searches for a Transreptor that can convert from one type to the other.
Transreptors turn out to be very useful. Conceptually, a transreptor converts information from one physical form to another. This covers a significant amount of computer processing including:
...
The key point is that this is a lossless transformation, information is preserved while the physical representation is changed. [...]
In addition, transreption allows the system to move information from inefficient forms into efficiently processable forms, for example, source code to byte code. These transitions occur frequently but only require a one-time conversion cost and thereafter can be obtained in the efficient form. In a formal sense, transreption removes entropy from resources.
So we have evidence as to the etymology of the word (contraction of transrepresentation), and some evidence that it's used in the wild, but not a lot, and probably not that would survive the standards for verification.
-- Catsidhe (verba, facta) 07:32, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Failed. — Ungoliant (falai) 02:17, 5 June 2014 (UTC)