Re: Incremental find?

Subject: Re: Incremental find?
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 20:35:15 -0700

arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a terminology question for you all...
> One of our developers is using the term "find-as-you-type function" which I'm certain is not the proper name of the tool. I've seen this function in various programs, but it's not specifically labeled. Wikipedia says the proper term is "incremental find." However, the typical user would respond with "HUH?" if I use the latter term.
> I need to establish the terminology here. So, what's the best term to use? The one that is descriptive but wordy and informal, or the term that is technical but unclear? Or do you use something else entirely?
> Thanks for your perspectives and advice.

Hi Arroxane--

Without resorting to the science of algoritmic searching, or even the
terminology from regular expressions, I'd be inclined to refer to it as
a variant of wildcard searches. Are you constrained in your terminology
search by political considerations, like keeping detente with the team
that develops features at your place?

Ned Bedinger
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