onto (was Re: Array of struct)

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Thu May 23 13:35:01 EDT 2002

On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 08:41 AM, Mark Mitchell wrote:

> Actually, the syntax is very easy and the grammar
> is obvious IF you are a native English speaker.
> (Except for that damn onTO
> required for 'place', which gets me every time.
> I'm sure others can think of their own pet peeves :-)

Here is one way to remember which one to use...

Either "on" or "onto" can be used to show movement to a location in 
English.  Though "on" is most common, it can be ambiguous and 
"onto" is clearer.  The programming language uses the clearer 

Dar Scott

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