Re: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it?

Subject: Re: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it?
From: Jane Bergen <jbergen1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 18:48:03 -0500

"Prepend" is a computer word....pretty much used only by computer
software developers. It's used COMMONLY by this audience. If you're
writing for commercial software, average end users, you would not use
it. If you are writing for software developers, they won't even
stumble over it. Another such word is "instantiate" -- I've never
found it in a dictionary, but enough developers have told me that is
indeed a word, that I keep it for my techie stuff.

Jane Bergen

AND BY THE WAY....I left the end of this message on purpose. To show
you all why you should send messages to the list ONLY as plain text.
In Outlook Express I know you can set a certain recipient to get only
plain text, and other mail applications let you specify per message.
Please do it!

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From: steve <steve -at- SOFTLINESYSTEMS -dot- COM>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 11:39 AM
Subject: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it?
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>Curiously yours,
>Steven Ward Email: steve -at- softlinesystems -dot- com
>Technical Writer Phone: (604) 266-1995
>Softline Systems Inc. Fax: (604) 266-1949
>850-1200 West 73rd Ave. Vancouver, B.C.
>WWW: http://www.softlinesystems.com
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