RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"

Subject: RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"
From: James Leatherwood <JLeatherwood -at- aflac -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:11:03 -0400

You can initialize the product before delivery, or defer initialization to the end-user.

Initialization prior to delivery is optional.

Why emphasize the "un?"

And FWIW I agree with avoiding "wish." People wish they could do lots of things with software that developers don't bake into the system.

James Leatherwood


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From: McLauchlan, Kevin [mailto:Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:32 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"

The statement in the docs is: "You might wish to deliver the product in un-initialized state."

One reviewer wants that to say: "You might wish to deliver the product in AN un-initialized state."

My objection to that version is that it suggests/implies that there is more than one un-initialized state.

With respect to initialization, there are two states - initialized and un-initialized. There are no sub-categories under un-initialized, and no grey areas. It is or it ain't.

What say you language mavens?



-k





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