Re: Remember "persist the data "?

Subject: Re: Remember "persist the data "?
From: "David Castro" <thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 19:55:17 -0400

I'll admit that I've only read part of this thread, but did anyone
point out that the "right" word should be the one that the user is
most comfortable with? I do Java programming in addition to technical
writing, and if someone went through the API docs that I use and
replaced all of the instances of "persist" and "persistent" with
"store" and "stored," it would cause me a small mental hiccup every
time I ran across the replacement, as I mentally translated it into
what all of my other Java API documentation calls it.

On 6/14/07, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> I finally got into the document in enough depth to be able to question the engineer about
> the use of "persist the data . . ."
> While I recognize that this use of "persist" can express a legitimate concept, it turns out
> that "store" will do quite as well in our particular sentence: "The application server uses
> business logic to parse the data and persist it to/store it in the database."

-David Castro
thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com

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