I have a 'statement' and I build a package according to the statement.

Which one is correct (for a function name (programing)) ?

"build package by statement"

"build package from statement"

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    build a package according to the statement
    – Kris
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 9:11
  • If you're looking for the name of a function then the requirement is usually that it's terse, and intuitive, rather than grammatically correct. So, you can call your function whatever you want Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 9:33
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    I suppose what I meant was you are not bound by the rules, conventions and semantics of the english language, which is the focus of this forum. Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 10:46
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    @MaxWilliams ok, this is correct. But I try to stick to correct grammar as much as possible tho. But you are right that's more a personal thing @Peter Shor good advice. I think it's from what I need to use then
    – Daniel W.
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 12:09
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    @MaxWilliams: I don't agree that word choice and grammar don't apply when naming functions. The name doesn't need to be a complete sentence, but using the wrong word in this instance would be very confusing for other programmers trying to understand OP's code. Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:01

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The second name is correct. You are building the package from the information contained in the statement.

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