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Re: Terminology suggestion

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Terminology suggestion
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:56:29 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:
> > - RCS 5.7 and previous always said "RCS file", not "repository".
> > 
> > - ttn's eyes glazed over reading "RCS file", RCS this, RCS that;
> >   started using "repo" in the source to describe a single ,v file;
> >   and in the end, succumbed to inflicting this intolerance on the users.
> This is not a good time to be introducing new terminology.
> Furthermore, the use of the word "repository" to mean "RCS file"
> conflicts with longstanding practice in other revision control systems.
> I'd stick with the term "RCS file" for now, to talk about single ,v files;
> that's what people have been used to, and personal preference is
> not a good enough reason to overturn longstanding standard practice.

Agreed.  RCS is a tool that needs stability.  People who are using it
are not expecting it to have gratuitous instability.


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