RE: Terminology Question

Subject: RE: Terminology Question
From: "Earl Cooley" <shiva -at- io -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 03:00:58 -0600

> 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.
> --Emily

Oh, yeah.... Inheritance is an object-oriented programming concept
of (relatively) long standing.


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