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Subject:Re: Help: "Increment" as verb From:David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 20 Dec 1995 20:28:14 -0500
At 10:59 AM 12/20/95 LCL, Connie Winch wrote:
>I'm editing one of our manuals and have come across "increment" used as a
>verb. According to my American Heritage Dictionary, it's not a verb.
>However, I'm having a hard time thinking of a replacement. Any
>suggestions? It would be used in a sentence like this: "The software
>package automatically increments the transaction ID number after each
I was talking of incrementing a counter when I was programming some 30 years
ago. I advise making no change in the sentence. You might, however, want to
change your dictionary, or to supplement it by a technical dictionary.
David (idiot boy) Ibbetson
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