Re: Do you use design patterns?

"Daniel James" <wastebasket@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article news:<J0bIj.11446$qS5.5056@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, AliR (VC++
MVP) wrote:
Patterns aren't a tool to help you in coding. They're a tool to help
you in talking about -- and in thinking about -- coding designs.

*Exactly* right! It allows groups of programmers to have a common lexicon
with which to speak about their various design ideas without requiring the
need to explain all of the intricacies of the idea each time it is

Of course, this only becomes a time-saver if everyone within the group has
knowledge of the terms being used!

Personally, I like the book and I find it a good reference.