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Re: Subwindow terminology

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: Subwindow terminology
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2011 02:36:37 -0900
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on Sun Nov 06 2011, martin rudalics <rudalics-AT-gmx.at> wrote:

>>> I didn't use the terms "ancestor" and "descendant"
>>> because these would introduce a genealogical connotation that doesn't
>>> exist.
>> I'm sorry, but you did.  You said "often a parent window is
>> genealogically a descendant..."  Of course, you were explaining why the
>> term descendant was misleading, but I wouldn't have posted at all if it
>> weren't for the fact that you used these terms together.
> How else would you describe the fact that a child window is older than
> its parent window?

I would say "the child window is older than the parent window."

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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