I want to say "The owner information can be appended to the input string". But I don't want to limit the place of this addition to the end of string. It can happen at the beginning, among the string (for example in every other letter), or at the end.

What is the suitable word for this? In computer programming "append" fixes the place to the end and the reader may mistakenly think he cannot use other places.

I have read this question . But by using "prepend" it just lets the place be at the beginning.

Any help would be appreciated.

  • How about just add? "The information can be added to the input string" and we don't have to complicate things further.
    – Robusto
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:27
  • The information can be added, included, mentioned, or any number of other things.
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:32
  • @ Robusto: Thanks for your answer. Since this is a context in which "add" is used to mean exactly with its mathematical meaning, I prefer not to use that with two different meaning. It can makes the readers confused.
    – m123
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:32
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    @m123: What, your language doesn't overload words and operators? Get used to the fact that just about any word in English has multiple meanings, and that users of it are expected to switch between them with no trouble. English is not a programming language, and people recognize the difference between you talking about software and the software talking to the compiler.
    – Robusto
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:35
  • It is not a mathematical context unless the owner information is an actual number. In which case you'd probably not call it owner information, but owner ID. No users at all will be confused. Absolutely everyone knows that adding water is not the same as adding seven.
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:39


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