Pattern_Scope

Pattern Scope

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A Living Language will contain many patterns, each of which will take the form it needs. At a first approximation, consider the scope of a pattern.

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Lack of clarity about the scope of a pattern means that it is not yet a pattern that is safe to use.
All Patterns have an appropriate scope. The {not recognised} describes typical scope conditions in terms of a hierarchy of relevance in terms of time and /or space.

In documenting a pattern, it is not helpful to be concerned with its place in such a hierarchy, but to pay attention directly to the qualities, characteristics and flows that make it a pattern.

Understanding and describing these in terms of their interactions over time and space will give clues as to the Pattern's appropriate place in the Language.

Therefore:

Seek to understand the scope of a pattern, in terms of how it unfolds across time and space.

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This pattern will be related to others attempting to act as research and documentation guides for Pattern development.