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- 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
- 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)