Narremes in Software Narratology

John Randall’s blog about narratology and narremes suggested me to elaborate on a basic software trace (log) unit. One candidate is a trace message invariant, a skeleton trace message similar to a format string. There is also a corresponding software trace analysis pattern called Message Invariant. Although, this might be too an elementary unit akin to a sentence level and another candidate is a macromessage, a combination of several messages serving some semantic function. There is a corresponding general pattern Macrofunction and an example concrete analysis pattern called Exception Stack Trace. The actual software narreme might be situated between these two extremes: invariants and macrofunctions.

If you are new to a software narratology field please look at these posts placed in chronological order (except a pattern catalog):

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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