Posted by: Jack Henry | June 8, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Episys Terms

Dear Editrix,

Have we retired the term RepGen or is it still acceptable to use? How about PowerOn? Is it okay to refer to a PowerOn or PowerOns?


Curious in Colorado

Dear Curious,

For the love of humanity, no! RepGen is not acceptable. Using RepGen in front of an editor is punishable with 20 lashes and a stay in our grammar dungeon. We have been trying to get people to stop using that term for specfiles for as long as I can remember.

Similarly, referring to a specfile or specfiles as a PowerOn or PowerOns is also verboten, forbidden, incorrect, and not acceptable. PowerOn is not a noun, so please don’t use it that way.

PowerOn is the name of a work area in Episys. PowerOn can be used as an adjective to describe a noun, as follows:

· Write a PowerOn specfile to generate a report of gold members with January birthdays.

· Navigate to the PowerOn toolbar and click the New icon.

· JHA Banking has a delightful new PowerOn solution to offer customers.

Thank you, and know that punishment awaits the disobedient!

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

619-542-6773 | Ext: 766773

Symitar Documentation Services

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