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Nope! It's just that simple. Two words for the same thing; just like "motorcar" and "automobile". The English language has a lot of redundancy because we stole a lot of our words from several different languages so we end up with a lot of duplicate use cases.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
You can also "attribute" a quotation to a given person but this is a different meaning and has nothing to do with "property".
I think you're off the mark on this particular example. When you attribute a quote, you are saying it is the property of some source. "Nothing to do with" is, at least as I observe, a substantial overstatement.
I was thinking they were both characteristics as I read through all the responses... So I had to google both and read the various definitions... Some even went on to compare to a virtue, so sorry that I do not have.
Anyways this about sums up that they are one in the same, only real difference is the contexts they get used in, their lineage, and popularity.
an attribute, quality, or characteristic of something.
A property is a proper, inherent quality of an object. Like the lyrics and music of a song - if you change those, it is a different song.
An attribute is a quality attributed to an object, like the name of song or what you call it. The song called by a different name would sound just as sweet.
The property is the piece of land, no matter who is attributed as the owner of that land.
There is certainy a diffuse grey zone: If you have a look at the property, you may see its size by yourself. You may report that it is a thousand by two thosand feet. I might report that it is three hundred by six hundred meters. The proper size of the land doesn't change, but you and put different labels, different attributions, on the land to indcate its its size. Its real size is a property, but a measurement of that size, in some unit, may be termed an attribute.
I am not quite sure about that - the owner certainly has little to do with the lot itself, and is clearly an attribute. A measurement, whether in feet or meters, does represent a proper quality quite directly. But there is a limit to the processing before it becomes a non-proper quality: The lyrics is a proper quality of the song, a two summary in two sentences can be attributed to the song, but is not a proper quality of the song. You have to draw the line somewhere, even if you do it with a gray color, wide and untidy bush.
In any case, .net really got it the wrong way: The "real" quality inside the object is referred to as something attributed to the object, while a processing of the "real" object quality, presenting a quality that is not "real", is called a property, a proper value. It should have been the other way around.
Not sure if this is helpful, but back many years ago, in CHEM 101 they taught us about two types of properties:
Intensive Properties - For example, gold. Any amount of gold is still gold.
Extensive Properties - A kg of gold is not a lb of gold.
If one were to figure out how to differentiate the implications of the the two words-of-interest, it could possibly follow along the lines of the above. With some syntactical candy, of course.
My understanding has always been that a property is a distinctive attribute. In other words a property is an attribute that in part makes something what it is, whereas an attribute can be just a characteristic of a thing.
Money makes the world go round ... but documentation moves the money.
An art which not too many have mastered. Did you ever notice how weird the self destruction panel in Alien is? I get the part whith 'AGARIC FLY', together with the 'TRIP' button right next to it. But what is a 'PARTICLE BEAM ABHORT'? I don't want to know if it's intended to let someone sit on it...