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comment What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
The continued answers on this question has reminded me that various disciplines do indeed play with the meaning of proof and theory, usually to facilitate discourse. In law, proof may oft mean as digitig & ornello describe; A scientific theory is often taken as fact, though are still not quite 100% immutable, e.g. the big bang theory which was created as a prediction of the standard model. But the SM is only based on our imperfect observations and also predicts dark, matter, dark energy and dark flow, of which a lot of scientists are still very sceptical of.. remember 'aether'?
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revised What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
Added paragraph relating to OP's example
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21
comment Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
Yes, currently it's boolean, but if you want scope to change in the future, then in the future it will not be boolean and the term used should either allow for that (good), or be changed as the enum values are changed (not good). Generally it is known that a variable of a singular type, be it enum or integer or float, will only hold one value, i.e. your enum can be automatic or manual or semi, just as an integer can be 5 or 6 or 7. The control suggestion by @chiastic-security is a good one.
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revised Is there a different way of saying “Steam Engine Time”?
number agreement
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comment Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
The example could possibly be adjusted to soleTransmissionType, but I feel this would be linguistically cumbersome and clumsy in the context of programming.
Oct
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comment Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
Then the situation is changed, the transmission type is not really mutually exclusive in the sense that it can only ever be one or the other, but one or another. Which is true of any variable: at any given point it will have only one value. Thus I would recommend that the name not include the type of the flag, only what it is for, e.g. transmissionType. The working of which could/should then be made clear through documentation where this could be detailed in a clearer manner.
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answered Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
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answered What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
Oct
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comment Why is the word “Holy” used before swear words?
@Raestloz Hell's bells Batman!
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answered “Synced” or “synched”
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comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
I don't know of a particular rule exactly for this other than choosing the preposition according to meaning, i.e. beneath vs over
Jun
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comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
However some prepositions may be synonyms such as the previous latter phrase and "the book is under the table". Obviously replacing the inanimate objects in the examples, as if we were describing a hierarchy of some sort (e.g. an office structure) and replaced "book" with "man" and "table" with "woman", there are immediate connotations other than those intended. But the grammatical correctness does not change. Just as there may be with "with", "to" or "and" for your marriage example.
Jun
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comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
@zakgottlieb while prepositions may be grammatically equal, their meanings still need to be taken into account, for example "the book is above the table" is as grammatically correct as "the book is beneath the table", though of course the meaning is different.
Jun
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comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
@zakgottlieb to more directly answer your comment; either is equally acceptable grammatically, as is the conjunction that J.R. proposed in his comment on your OP.
Jun
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comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
BE does usually differ, though we do use both, usually the invitation is to "celebrate the marriage". A BE example would depend on who is doing the inviting, one of the couple's parents, or the couple themselves. Here are some examples that use "marriage" an either "to" or "and" :itsawrapweddings.co.uk/images/invitation-wording.pdf
Jun
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answered “Spoon feed” vs. “spoonfeed”
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answered When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?