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    Post Antonym of 'Append' ??

    whatz the antonym of 'append'? is there any word like "prepend" ? :)

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    Re: Antonym of 'Append' ??

    Append simply means "add to" or "attach to"; it's not restricted to adding something to the end of or after something else. An antonym for "append" would therefore be words such as "remove" or " detach, or any word that means "take away from".

    "Prepend" is jargon invented by computer programmers who have possibly misunderstood the meaning of "append" and are not aware of the words "prefix" and "suffix", both of which can be used as verbs. As a computer programmer and language pedant, I am forever correcting people on that one!

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    Re: Antonym of 'Append' ??

    Hi hello89,

    In computer programming, append is the name of a procedure for concatenating (linked) lists or arrays in some high-level programming languages.

    There a few antonyms of “append”: disjoin, subtract, take away

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