Re: "wrapper" as a Verb (Java tech writing question)

Subject: Re: "wrapper" as a Verb (Java tech writing question)
From: jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 9:0:59

Tom, I quite agree that asking developers is a good place to go. In my
case, the developers are on one coast & I'm on the other. Also, Doc, we're
on the same wavelength. I've done some research in the meantime, and I've
found that Sun appears not to use "wrapper" as a verb. Also, has a
very good article on wrappers: Too, there's a good
article about the wrapper design pattern at of the probs of asking developers is they might say, "I
know what it means when 'wrapper' is a verb" or "When I said, "The
developer can OR the logic,' that's what I meant--OR the logic!!!"
Sometimes the language one person or a subgroup uses works only within that
subgroup...and doesn't extend to a wider audience. It's the age-old problem
of "Well, I knew what _I_ meant" that I used to hear when teaching freshman
English--people who are not writers tend to bring assumptions to the text
they write, often assuming their not-expressedthoughts are inherent in the
page they've produced.

I'm not saying, Don't ask developers. Far from it--I'm a huge fan of user
research. Still, I tend to also be suspect...


Buy RoboHelp Deluxe starting at only $798: you'll get RoboDemo, the hot new
software demonstration tool that's taking the Help authoring world by storm,
together with RoboHelp Office. Learn more at

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: "wrapper" as a Verb (Java tech writing question)
Next by Author: RE: re Capitalization of Web Services
Previous by Thread: Re: "wrapper" as a Verb (Java tech writing question)
Next by Thread: Re: "wrapper" as a Verb (Java tech writing question)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads