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Re: svn commit: rev 4222 - trunk/www

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-02 05:34:22 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> IIRC, long ago, when there were only 3 or 4 svn developers, we decided
> that we would always use the phrase "revision control", and never use
> the phrase "version control". I can't remember the rationale, but I
> remember the resolve.
>
> More recently, I thought we had laughed at this resolve, shrugged our
> shoulders, and all agreed that we'd go back to saying "version
> control", because we couldn't remember why it mattered, and we were
> all used to saying "version control" colloquially anyway.
>
> Well anyway, Fitz, Mike and I decided to standardize on "version
> control" in the documentation a while back. So I kinda laughed out
> loud when I saw this commit tonight. It's just a big bikeshed, I
> guess. :-)

Actually, I knew you would laugh out loud :-). But the point is that
a lot of Google searchers search for "revision control system", so we
need to say it *somewhere*. We can decide not to use the phrase much
ourselves, but we can't decide that everyone else will not use it --
and now that string-matching is the new worldwide pastime, we have to
take that into account.

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