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>> I find it important.
>> In writing circuit descriptions it is ESSENTIAL to have a word to
>> each side of a diode.
> That probably depends on the detail and style you use in the
> description. I never really needed those words, there are always other
> components attached to each side, so current might for instance flow
> from the coil through the diode into the reservoir capacitor.
As I noted, it is possible to work around the need to actually talk about
the diode in adequate detail. Like eg being hailed by someone in the street
who knows who you are and launches into a friendly conversation while you
desperately try to work out who they are. Perhaps that doesn't happen to you
:-). Aha - it's Mr Diode!
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