Andrew Rodland skribis 2005-04-04 22:34 (-0400):
> > Likewise, "slurping" is probably best explained as collecting.
> I like this. I'd be tempted to suggest "scatter" / "gather", but that's
Gather is taken.
> probably a bit opaque to the average reader. How about describing them as
> "expand" / "collect" for a matched pair? That's got a legacy in math, and
> some mathematically-oriented languages.
It having meaning in maths is probably more a reason not to use, unless
the meaning is identical enough.