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comment Does the word “namespace” officially exist?
@oldcat My 2nd edition of "The C programming language", 1988, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_C_Programming_Language includes name spaces. "In 1990, The Annotated C++ Reference Manual was published. This work became the basis for the future standard. Late feature additions included templates, exceptions, namespaces": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B As with most good things, I'm pretty sure C got there before C++.
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comment Does the word “namespace” officially exist?
Yes. "namespace of a function": google.com/… Over twenty million hits.
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comment Verb meaning “to partially hide”?
You could use obfuscate in the old sense machaut.uchicago.edu/… but that would likely jst confuse people.
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reviewed Approve Subject/Verb plural/single Agreement With A Dependent Clause
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reviewed Approve Word referring to process of curing meats?
Apr
18
comment please correct: “Please inform us if we can pick up the documents we left in your office last friday.”
Lawyerly parsing could lead to no reply: "You can't pick up the documents, so we've no need to inform you of anything." "Please inform us when we can pick up the documents..." specifically asks for a response under any circumstance. If they want to get fussy, you might have to go with "Please inform us by next monday when we can pick up the documents..."
Apr
17
comment Can “Claptrap” be used to mean low quality?
The Encyclopedia Frobozzica: Speaking of the creation of the world: "A creation of this kind is morally and logically indefensible, and the theory is colossal claptrap and kludgery." vaxdungeon.com/frobozz/frobi.asp Jury rigged and slapped together indeed.
Apr
17
comment Is there a word for “near in time” (both past & future) that doesn't also imply geographical proximity?
@MarvMills If you're going to get into temporal, you might as well use 'roughly cotemporal'. Sounds kind of Science-Fictiony though.
Apr
17
comment What do you call a group (collective noun) of programmers?
The term for a flock of crows is currently underused. Programmers would probably go for it.
Apr
17
comment Is there a word for “near in time” (both past & future) that doesn't also imply geographical proximity?
The first part to show the defect was produced at 12:47.53 on April 8, 2017. Sequential parts all showed a similar flaw.
Apr
17
comment Informal way of saying “on the contrary”?
You could just leave the phrase out of your second sentence.
Apr
17
reviewed Approve Does a phrase, “something authentic” make sense?
Apr
15
comment Best word usage
The slash will just confuse many people. In some fields, it's a valid convention, but everday Joe is likely to wonder why you're dividing mindfulness by concentration, and what that could possibly mean. The ampersand is widely understood to mean 'and'.
Apr
14
answered What is the word to describe an explanatory person?
Apr
14
comment How to describe an unsmooth hill?
Looks like that hill has a nice military crest: preparednessadvice.com/security/… Be cautious when approaching if you don't have proper air cover.
Apr
14
comment How to describe the movement of a dress when the person twirls around?
"Giving herself a spinning twirl around, the full skirt of her dress flared out in a magnificent fluttering blur of brilliant red color." books.google.com/…
Apr
14
comment Does “argumentative” have negative connotation? If so, what's a more neutral word?
I'll say I'm assertive in discussing matters of opinion or strategy myself, That keeps me from beng pushy or overly posh, but ensures people know that I'm not some wallflower with nothing to contribute.
Apr
14
comment Is there a word or a common phrase for this motion of the hands
Templed is also used, though less frequently: google.com/…
Apr
14
comment Difference between “on the level” and “at the level”
Yes, does not matter in your context. Examps: "The deal that used car salesmen is offering me actually seems to be on the level" "Jessica usually lies about how rich she is, but today, when she said she couldn't afford bus-fare to Seattle, I think she was on the level".
Apr
14
comment Idiom similar to “Go it alone”
The head of sales developed a nasty habit of flying solo.