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It has been interesting to see how many of us have responded to this issue.
Prepend does have a meaning, and it is perfectly useful, but it does not
mean the way it sounds. I fired off a message, after only partially
checking my resources, with an error echoed by others on the group.
Janet Valade wrote:
>Personally, I like prepend. It ought to be a word. I know exactly
>what it means without having to look it up. .
However, thank you to Greg Taggart who wrote me to correct my error:
>Yes, it's in Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary and the
>definition is "consider, premeditate (make a joke with malice)."
Whoops! I guess the joke is on me. I just hope no malice. That's what I get
for checking just existence and not meaning.
So, anyway, the answer to any writer who wants to use "prepend" as an
action adding an object to the front of a list, is: "That is not what that
Never again will I try to "prepend" to a list.
(However, I still agree with Janet Valade's sentiment. ;-)
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