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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-07 14:00:32


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Marcus Lindblom
>Sent: 07 August 2007 16:43
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] Development and Release Practices
>>> I would use "dependent" and "dependency."

>> The trouble with those is that they describe a library that
>depends on
>> another. We need a word to describe the library being depended upon.
>I've used 'dependee', but I'm not sure if it's correct English.

No according to me - and as I'm really English English, I should know ;¬))

I don't think there is an existing word, surprisingly.

I am the provider for my dependents, but that too isn't quite the right word?
It doesn't quite imply that I really am depended on?

But how about "dependent" for the file that depends on another and

"depended" for the file that is depended upon

The 'upon' or 'on' is implied of course

"depended-on" would be clearer but shorter?


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