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Re: [PATCH] HACKING: More language clean-up

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-10-14 18:56:23 CEST

Thanks for your explanations, Chris.

Chris Pepper wrote:
> As I read it, the thrust is that everybody needs to learn secure
> programming. I consider this likely to irritate programmers who feel
> they are already educated about secure programming, and that my wording
> is less likely to raise hackles, while making the same point.

I understand you now. That's fair enough.

> It's not terrible as-is, though, so just leave it.

No, I'm happy to change it now that I see why.

> "staked ownership" is sloppy idiom to me; one stakes a claim to
> ownership. Cleaner phrasing would be "People might be unnecessarily
> hesitant if someone appears to have staked a personal claim to the
> file.", but that's not great either. If you don't like the change, just
> skip it too.

I see what you mean, and actually I like your latest suggestion best of
all. I don't know what's not great about it. I'd like to use it if
it's OK with you.

- Julian

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