Subject: Apply/update
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 23:08:48 -0800

>Apply means "update the database with the changes made in the window."
>Update is supposed to mean "populate the window with the most recent
>changes currently in the database."

Given this explanation, why not stick with these relatively standard terms?
If you need to be more specific, use phrases:

Apply the changes to the database.

Update the window from the database.

The source of confusion seems to be that the window and the database can
change independently, and there are two ways to resynchronize them: change
the window or change the database.

If you are absolutely committed to changing "update" then take whatever word
you used for loading the window from the database in the first place and
prefix it with "re-". ...RM

Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org

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