Design patterns, GoF and otherwise

A couple of good wiki pages to check out in case you’ve been to X design patterns sites and haven’t “got it” yet – the first is a synopsis reflecting the GoF book, the second is more general.

21:55 [ opus_] has anyone here used the State pattern in a project before?
22:00 [ lokkju] State pattern?
22:40 [ Flav] lokkju:
22:42 [ lokkju] Flav, found it, process determined by internal state – new name for old ideas
22:43 [ Flav] lokkju: yeah, the GoF book wasn’t meant to be ground-breaking, just a way of stating a common vocabulary for largely existing idioms

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