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    Question Its name comes from

    "The procedure's name comes from the methods that use this procedure, that is, [...]"

    Is it a correct sentence? Can a name come from something?

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    Nyggus

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    Re: Its name comes from

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "The procedure's name comes from the methods that use this procedure, that is, [...]"

    Is it a correct sentence? Can a name come from something?

    Thanks,
    Nyggus
    Some people might feel that it's rather imprecise, but there are various degrees of relatedness and 'consequentiality' between words - they can be loan-words, calques, cognates, translations, transliterations, inflexions, metatheses...; they can be derived from other words or just related to them. A common way of referring to general relatedness between one word and another is the phrase 'comes from'.

    I suspect, judging from the use of the O-O buzz-words 'procedure' and 'method', that the sentence refers to Object-Oriented programming. If so, I'd say 'The procedure name is formed from the names of its methods' [if you mean the methods implemented in that procedure], or 'The procedure name is formed from the names of the methods that use it'. Maybe 'is formed from' is too precise... What about 'The procedure name reflects...'?

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    Re: Its name comes from

    Thanks, BobK. Actually, my problem has nothing to do with object-oriented programming, but despite this your reply has been really helpful!

    Nyggus

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