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> It is not a tool, it's a means to an end.

You could almost call it "something (such as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation."[0]

[0]https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tool




If you are going to use my own trick and use the same dictionary against me, at least have the common decency to also use my own words against me!

Definition 1C in the link you provided lists "a means to an end" as a definition of a tool, which I explicitly mentioned code was.

So I must concur, code is a tool. But I'm adamant that it is also a liability.




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