in reply to Re^2: Want for a name? (Final thoughts; strong feelings; votes?)
in thread Want for a name?
adjoin seems too similar to join ...
That's kind of why I liked it.
... which is unrelated.
join intersperses adjacent elements of a list with something.
This (in the simple 2 at a time variant) is often used to add adjacent elements of a list together -- ad-join.
A vote for overlaps (BTW, wouldn't "overlaps" be enough?).
Um. I thought about that, and still haven't reached a conclusion which is better.
In the singular, it sort of implies something only happens once.
But if you read 'overlaps' as a plural as in "there are many overlaps"; rather than the (*)???: "it overlaps", then it makes more sense I think.
Not sure what grammatical term applies here?
The nice thing about overlap(s) is it works for the variable width (depth?) of overlap also which adjoin doesn't.
I think I'm beginning to favour overlap(s) also.
But now I'm also thinking about overmap and mapover?