Talk:expand

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Redundancy[edit]

The definitions 5 and 6 appear to be redundant to definitions 1 and 2. --The Evil IP address (talk) 12:08, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

It's just the transitivity which is different, but it can be important enough to split the definitions. But we have tags like {{ambitransitive}} too. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:41, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Programming[edit]

The term expand is used in programming. On a tutorial for PHP:

Unlike the double-quoted and heredoc syntaxes, variables and escape sequences for special characters will not be expanded when they occur in single quoted strings.

I really wish there was an explanation about this on this page... can anyone help?