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Terminology suggestion

From: Keith Thompson
Subject: Terminology suggestion
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:09:54 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

The NEWS file in the new rcs-5.7.90 release says:

  - Changes in terminology

    - from "RCS file" to "repository"

        In the documentation and --help output, we say "repository"
        instead of "RCS file".  This reduces the incidence of "RCS" a
        bit.  The working file is still the "working file", however.

        Note that the (substitution) keyword ‘RCSfile’ has not changed.
        Likewise, diagnostic and error messages still say "RCS file".
        [Question for pretesters: OK to change messages also?]

I suggest that the phrase "repository file" would be less confusing
than the word "repository".  I tend to think of an RCS directory and
its contents as a "repository", and I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
This would also be more consistent with the CVS documentation's use
of the term "repository".

Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) address@hidden  <>
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