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I've been programming for 20 years and have never heard of "stringify". I
think it is jargon, and would say something like "convert to a string"
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> Reading through tech reference documents I found many references to
> "stringified" and "stringify", for example "stringified full entity
> From context, it appears to mean an entity name that has become a string
> (stringified), or the process of turning an entity name into a string (to
> Does anyone else have info on how long this coinage has been in use, and
> wide its acceptance is?
> Jane Carnall
> Technical Writer, Compaq, UK