RE: Need another word for "enterable"

Subject: RE: Need another word for "enterable"
From: "Michael West" <mwest -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 12:03:19 +1000

Lindsay Burrell wrote:

>
> I've seen "editable", also "updatable". They're both kind of
> ugly, but I've
> seen them.


Except that a field can be "updatable" without being "enterable." (As in the
case of system-maintained fields).

I don't see any problem in using "enterable" in internal programming
documentation (not in end-user publications) provided the term is precisely
defined at the outset and used with strict consistency.

On the other hand, "editable" or "user-maintainable" might serve as well.

Mike West
Melbourne





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