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Subject:Re: Looking for words From:"L. Burnham O'Donald" <lodonald -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 6 May 1997 13:39:49 -0400
danm -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM wrote re:
> > RJACOBSE -at- GPS -dot- COM wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm looking for alternatives to the words "parent" and "child"
> If you are talking about processes on a computer, parent and child are standard
> terms. A parent process is the originator or a child process.>
Dan's right: the terms "parent" and "child" are common terms to describe
many kinds of processes in the computer world or wherever one entity
engenders (begets?) another. Besides, "dependent" seems fairly clunky
when "child" would do.