From: TEC <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/org-manual.org: Extend table formulas Lisp form documentation Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 03:42:46 +0800 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> I have 2c on the use of "interpolated". 1. I tend to think of "interpolated" in terms of it's mathematical meaning 2. The other denotations relate to insertion and renewing, which simply doesn't fit. I appreciate that other people may have used this too, but as I see it that just means that other people have engaged in strange word choices. Suggested alternatives: Substituted, transpiled, or translated. Timothy. ----- For context, here's the definition, etymology, and symonyms. Definition Intransitive Verb 1. To renew; to carry on with intermission. [Obs.] 2. To alter or corrupt by the insertion of new or foreign matter; especially, to change, as a book or text, by the insertion of matter that is new, or foreign to the purpose of the author. 3. (Mathematics) To fill up intermediate terms of, as of a series, according to the law of the series; to introduce, as a number or quantity, in a partial series, according to the law of that part of the series. Adjective 1. Inserted in, or added to, the original; introduced; foisted in; changed by the insertion of new or spurious matter. 2. (Math.) (a) Provided with necessary interpolations; as, an interpolated table. (b) Introduced or determined by interpolation; as, interpolated quantities or numbers. Etymology interpolate verb 1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter "among, between" (see inter-) + polare, which is related to polire "to smoothe, polish," from PIE root *pel- ( 5) "to thrust, strike, drive," the connecting notion being "to full cloth" [Watkins]. Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating. Synonyms verb adjective 1. Insert (wrongfully), foist in. 2. (Math .) Introduce, intercalate (terms to complete a series). Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Daniele Nicolodi <email@example.com> writes: > >> On 16/11/2020 11:25, Eric S Fraga wrote: >>> Daniele, >>> >>> this looks good. One minor pedantic point: I think you mean >>> "interpreted" when you say "interpolated" (several times in >>> the >>> text). Otherwise, this is a very useful addition to the >>> manual. >> >> Thank you for reading and for the comment. >> >> "interpolated" looks strange to me in this context too, but it >> is the >> word that is currently used in the manual. I decided to stick >> to this >> term for consistency, however, I haven't check if it is used >> with the >> same meaning elsewhere. >> >> I don't think it is wrong to use "interpolated", but if you >> thing it >> should be changed I can change it and check the manual for >> consistency. >> However, I don't think "interpreted" is the right word either. >> Probably >> "replaced" or "substituted" are better choices in this context. >> > > I agree. Interpolated is consistent with manuals for other > programming > languages which have similar functionality. However, org is also > used by > a more diverse community than typical programming languages, so > perhaps > 'replaced' or 'substituted' would be a better choice?
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-11-18 19:53 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-11-14 18:06 Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-16 10:25 ` Eric S Fraga 2020-11-16 10:51 ` Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-16 12:35 ` Tim Cross 2020-11-18 19:42 ` TEC [this message] 2020-11-18 20:15 ` Charles Millar 2020-11-25 4:37 ` Kyle Meyer 2020-11-25 20:44 ` Daniele Nicolodi 2020-11-27 6:40 ` Kyle Meyer
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