RE: RE. USAGE: stringified?

Subject: RE: RE. USAGE: stringified?
From: "krupp, marguerite" <krupp_marguerite -at- emc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 13:07:20 -0500

Sounds like it's in the same category as some of my other favorites:
"iconify" and "instantiate." YECCH!

Marguerite

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From: Hart, Geoff [mailto:Geoff-H -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca]
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 9:08 AM
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Cc: 'Jane -dot- Carnall -at- COMPAQ -dot- COM'
Subject: RE. USAGE: stringified?


Jane Carnall has <<... found many references to "stringified" and
"stringify", for example "stringified full entity names"...
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
stringify).>>

I've never heard the term before, and though it's likely to be easy for a
programmer to figure out, it strikes me as unnecessary jargon. I'd prefer
"convert to a string", which is only about 10 characters longer... not that
great a savings.

--Geoff Hart, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
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