Re: Inventing new words?

Subject: Re: Inventing new words?
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 16:11:12 -0700

At 02:32 PM 5/6/96 -0700, Susan MacIntosh wrote:
>Hi everyone,

>Has any one else run across the the term "prepend?" Aaarrrggghhh! I hate
>it! The way I've seen it used indicates that its some form of "append."
>Instead of something appended to the end of something, it's "prepended" to
>the beginning. YUK.

>There must be a better word than this!

If you find it, Sue, let me know. Although I'd *never* use the
word for end-user docs, it's clear, succinct, and to the point
for programmer/engineer-targeted docs (geeks-r-us!) I use it
all the time -- but only because I know my audience (software
developers) understands it.

Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
-- The _Guide_ is definitive.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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