In another post I wrote this sentence
In our software we ask user to specify ....
Other suggested (by editing) to use "the user", I thought I mean user in general and not a specific user, so I used it without "the"
Why "the user"?
Some of my interpretations:
I don't refer to a specific user, but maybe it gets "the" to distinguish it from users of applications in general! I mean "the user of our software", it gets "the" because we said "our software" before it. Could it be a valid interpretation?
For another interpretation we may imagine that surrounding a software there are many group of people, managers, developers, testers.... but we mean users, "the user" not "the developer"!