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Re: Etymology of `visiting' files


From: Udyant Wig
Subject: Re: Etymology of `visiting' files
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:47:23 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:
> When you visit a friend's home, you enter it, you can look around, and
> you may touch and change something (move a vase from the table to the
> console) or not, and then leave the house.
>
> Same with files.
>
> visit = (or edit load)
>
> edit implies some mutation.
> load implies no mutation.
>
> When you visit, you can do either.

That is a nice and reasonable rationale.  Thanks.

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Udyant Wig


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