Re: Select vs. Pick

Subject: Re: Select vs. Pick
From: Dan Martillotti <danm -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 15:21:03 CDT

Angela asks:
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Some of us feel that "Select" only applies to entities that can be added to a
selection set. Others feel that the word "Pick" sounds too much like a
bad personal habit. Any good ideas?

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My dictionary uses the following definitions:

choose - to make a selection
select - choose from a number or group by preference

Looks like the same definition to me. :-) I'd say whichever you select,
just use consistently. We use select. BTW, I'd stay away from pick, too.
It does sound to much like a bad personal habit. Besides, pick has many more
definitions that either select or choose. Pick could cause you problems in
translation (if that is a consideration).

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