Terminology Question

Subject: Terminology Question
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 23:22:50 -0800

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 14:04:48 -0500, Richard de Vecchis <RDevecchis -at- lawmanager -dot- com> wrote:
>... Programmers often use the word "inherit" as in:
>Programmers can create relationships between one object and another. For
>example, objects can inherit characteristics from other objects.
>Is there a more suitable term to use in end user documentation when
>describing software applications?

Richard, if your end users are developers of any kind, then the answer is, "No, there is not a more suitable term; use the word 'inherit'."

And, if they are not developers, then I guess I'd need to know more about what it is you are trying to convey.


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