Re: Functionalities vs Functionality

Subject: Re: Functionalities vs Functionality
From: Jim Purcell <jimpur -at- MICROSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:05:48 -0800

Ana Maria Gallo writes:

> >As Saglieri might have said: it has too many syllables. And I agree.
> Why
> >use functionality or functionalities when function is all that is
> >needed?
> This solution is perfectly serviceable, as long as you're writing for
> end users. For a programming audience, "function" has a specialized
> meaning, which is why the back-formation "functionality" got coined in
> the first place.
> "Functionality" is collective--a program's functionality comprises all
> its functions and features. There's never a need for a plural.
> Jim Purcell
> jimpur -at- microsoft -dot- com
> My opinions, not Microsoft's

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