If you have found that programmers are pretty decent writers, then they have improved dramatically since the 1980s.
As for your example about “moment” always being a part of time, that is true for most of the population and should be obvious from the remaining text.
However, in physics, a “moment” is a combination of a physical quantity and a distance. Just like a “vocation” is the way that a transmission is used.
English is weird.