Shevek (shevek) wrote,

My plan for this year was to start a law degree, but I've dealt with so much law over the last year that I'm not sure I can hack any more. I think there are a lot of aspects of legal reasoning and case law study which appeal to me, but trawling through the endless verbiage gets me down. For an accessible example, compare the writing style of the GPL with say the CDDL. If one was writing a computer program, then the definitions would be constants or subroutines, which would be good style, but then they would also have documentation and test cases. The CDDL's legal style is fairly typical for contact law, and is at best Fortran 77.

Afterthought: Is an unenforceable clause or one with no legal weight the philosophical equivalent of dead or unreachable code?
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