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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #7446, comment 5


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Nov 9, 2010, 3:53:56 PM (9 years ago)
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ajpiano
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  • Ticket #7446, comment 5

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    1 Just because something doesn't show up in Merriam Webster's unabridged dictionary does not mean it is "not a word."  Prepend is a perfectly reasonable backformation from append, and has been in use in computing circles for some time.  Outside of its meaning in a computing context, it is definitely a word, one that means "to consider, to ponder." 
     1Just because something doesn't show up in Merriam Webster's abridged dictionary does not mean it is "not a word."  Prepend is a perfectly reasonable backformation from append, and has been in use in computing circles for some time.  Outside of its meaning in a computing context, it is definitely a word, one that means "to consider, to ponder." 
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    33Languages and APIs are full of terms that are borrowed from English and repurposed.  "Explode" in PHP does not cause a string to detonate.  "Grep" is not, in fact, a word. "Ajax" does not have a standard meaning in English except as a given name.