The latest example is here:
Note that the OP is not asking for the difference between "parameters" and "arguments," or even what the word means, but merely how the word came to be used in the software development context.
I find these questions troubling for several reasons:
- They don't focus on a specific problem area in programming, but merely satisfy a particular curiosity.
- They are often trivially answerable with a little bit of Internet searching.
- They tend to attract opinions and debate over semantic issues.
- They are extremely localized.
The problem is less clear with questions like this one, which asks for the actual definition of the words. Such a question might be useful in clarifying communication among programmers.
Or this one:
which clearly serves no practical programming need, yet seems very popular with the community.