Why patches are called "patches"
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Posted 1/19/17
Ever wonder why software patches are called patches? No? Well I didn't either but then I can across this:



Yes that is an old software program.
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Thats hot.
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Yep, we have come very far... that should make the fall more exciting.
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I just figured they're called patches because like patches they usually fix stuff.
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Please stop that. It's not hot, and another user who used to do this regularly received an official warning about it., so consider this yours.It's basically just spamming, and doesn't contribute to the discussion, while it might actually detract from it.

Posting this in thread since you aren't the only one who has started doing this again, and I want others to know that it is not an appropriate response in most threads.

On-topic: Rujikin, I never realized that. I just thought it was a phrase used metaphorically that caught on. Forgot completely that old code punched on cards might indeed have been corrected by physically patching the cards.
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I was thinking patch, as in repairing a small section of it. Which is exactly what that means, but I never knew they literally patched the program cards like that. That is cool.

Who would have thought that a piece of trivia like that would spark so much imagination. I wonder what other terms we use that are taken for granted that come from some weird obscure thing like that?
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Posted 1/19/17
Because there called patches

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Posted 1/19/17
Oh, I see...
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because you're PATCHING up problems..
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