Invoke or Use

Subject: Invoke or Use
From: Gwen Barnes <gwen -dot- barnes -at- MUSTANG -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 15:48:06 GMT

-> I'm a software documentation specialist. In my place of work, we have
-> a little debate over the terms "invoke" and "use." One of my esteemed

"Invoke" means to summon spirits or elementals during a magickal ritual.
Now, *I* am willing to try almost anything to get a program to work, but
I'll be darned if I'll tell users they have to stand in a nine-foot
circle, light candles and perform an exorcism -- that's the programmer's

I prefer the simplicity and clarity of the word "use", and I invoke it
wherever possible.

Gwen gwen -dot- barnes -at- mustang -dot- com
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