Since a few years I hear and read the term the coding when they mean the code more and more often. Personally this sounds so absolutely wrong to me and I think it is.
A few examples:
- "Can I have your coding?"
- "The coding is buggy"
- "The coding (containing the invalid instructions) was done years ago"
- "In this coding you can find xyz"
I would appreciate it if someone (other than me for strategic reasons) could clearly and as concisely as possible summarize when to use:
- the term coding
- the term code
so that I can point people to this question every time I hear/read this and they immediately understand the difference (and hopefully start using those terms in their (original) meaning).
PS: My question aims at the context of software development exclusively (so e.g. code as in cryptography or security or other fields are out of context).
Edit: Enhanced 3rd example because the semantics were unclear.