@scottwerner @jamescgibson Yes I also feel like what has persisted from the GoF book in programmer lore (I haven't read it) has really nothing to do with what Alexander is talking abiut
I found Richard P. Gabriel whilst researching the concept of "habitable code", which seems to fit my intuition about what makes for good code.
A codebase should be views as Living Structure not as a exercise in High Modernism.
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