RE: "Persist" as a transitive verb? <gack!>

Subject: RE: "Persist" as a transitive verb? <gack!>
From: "Roy Jacobsen" <roy -dot- jacobsen -at- greatplains -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 13:13:57 -0500

My objection isn't to the word "persist" or "persistence." It's the use
of an intransitive verb as transitive. I'm suggesting the wording change
to "the information must be persistent" or "the information must be made


>There are other words, certainly, but I think that "persistence"
>has become a feature. So it's not so much that you're trying to
>tell what happens to the information in that sentence as trying
>to make the point that your hardware retains the information if you
>trip over the plug.


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