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strawman

strawman in Technology

The first of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada (Woodenman, Tinman, Ironman, Steelman). Strawman was produced by the HOLWG in Apr 1975.
(1995-01-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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  • Then I learned that my indefinite gentleman had been a partner of the forger's brother, and that his name was strawman.

    Creditors; Pariah August Strindberg
  • We'll drag out Mr. strawman, and lynch him to the big gate before they get along.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower

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