cache, able or otherwise

Subject: cache, able or otherwise
From: SuePStewrt -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 11:17:15 -0400

>>The alternative is this: either, ask, "Is the memory cacheable?" or "Is
the
memory configured so that certain files can be temporarily placed there in
order for the processor to access them without having to perform a hardware
access to the hard drive?"<<

Please, let's not be silly, here. The alternative is something like: "Can
the memory store files in cache?" or "Can files be cached in the memory?"
No one is suggesting that not using the non-word cacheable means that you
can't use the word CACHE, nor that your audience doesn't understand its
meaning.

But do they?

The simple fact is that some of us will choose to use the non-word, and
others will not. You have to serve the customer, who, one hopes, pays
attention to the user's needs.

sue stewart, suepstewrt -at- aol -dot- com


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