Do abstract and general mean the same thing? I don’t think so. I’ve actually stopped using the term ‘abstraction’ because it’s so laden with semantic baggage. We explore what they do mean in different contexts, and why abstract is not a relative term.
Eric Normand is an experienced functional programmer, trainer, speaker, writer, and consultant on all things FP. He started writing Lisp in 2000 and is now a Clojure expert, producing the most comprehensive suite of Clojure training material at PurelyFunctional.tv. He has a popular Clojure newsletter and blog. He also consults with companies to use functional programming to better serve business objectives. You can find him speaking internationally at programming conferences.
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