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Subject:Re: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it? From:Alan Wood <alanw -at- CONTEXT -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Mon, 17 May 1999 09:31:44 +0100
According to the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, prepend is a
transitive verb meaning weigh mentally, ponder, premeditate.
If software developers really need to invent a word, it would be nice if
they made sure that it does not already exist.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: steve [SMTP:steve -at- SOFTLINESYSTEMS -dot- COM]
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> Subject: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it?
> I've searched all my resources and I can't find 'prepend' as a word, yet =
> I've seen it used in several documents to indicate adding something to =
> the beginning of something else (vs. append attaching something to the =
> end of something else).=20
> Has anyone else seen this usage or could suggest another word or phrase =
> to replace it?
> Curiously yours,
> Steven Ward Email: steve -at- softlinesystems -dot- com
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