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Jan
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comment Did English ever have a formal version of “you”?
@RegDwightѬſ道 A southerner explained to me that when addressing a single person, "y'all" is a familiar form of address, while "all y'all" is something said to people not well known. It's not so much formality as it is insider status. Coming from Maryland, I consider the youse/y'all isogloss the true line of demarcation between North and South.
Jan
6
revised What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
clarified question title
Jan
6
comment Difference between “validation” and “verification”
It seems validate carries the weight of authority. "The clerical staff verified the data, but it wasn't official until the administrator validated it."
Jan
6
answered Word denoting short description of the event
Jan
6
comment What method of counting puts Twelfth Night on January 6th?
Could it have anything to do with the Jewish custom in which a day begins at sunset? That is, the Sabbath celebrated on Saturday begins Friday evening.
Jan
6
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Jan
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Jan
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revised What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
background explanation
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Ohhhhhhhh. I get it now. It's like when the professor wants you to "show your work." I will revise. Thank you!
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
That's unfortunate. I didn't find any antonyms listed in dictionaries, and Googling didn't reveal much. I don't see consensus here, so I'm inclined to believe the answer isn't so simple. Regardless, I appreciate the feedback … helps me understand.
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Do you have any feedback that would help for the future?
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Seven people so far think this question is worth answering, but only one person thinks to downvote it. Interesting. Any feedback I should hear?
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Ab but, parse sounds like it's a necessary step to properly "splitting," judging from its use in computing as a type of analysis. Ironically, analyze literally means to cut apart, but it is more likened to the measuring that happens before any cutting.
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Question edited to clarify.
Jan
6
revised What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
clarified that I'm after the opposite action, rather than the antonym … slightly different things
Jan
5
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
I guess the real action of reversing a concatenation would involve parsing, since the splits need to fall in places that make sense. That is, you can mindlessly concatenate, but it requires intelligence to pull things back apart. That doesn't make it an antonym, but that does make it the opposite.
Jan
5
comment Would the adjectival form of “on the premises” be on-premise, on premise, or on-premises?
I think in general I would agree. In my industry (shopping centers), on-premise is the term used most. On-site is not something I hear much and could be confused for the websites of the malls.
Jan
5
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
That has a more natural feel as an antonym; concatenate is so formal while split so informal … parse sounds like the perfect nemesis.
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Jan
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comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Etymologically speaking, uncatenate makes more sense than catenate. At least it means to un-"chain".