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Re: [PATCH] Add Subversion in Action book

From: Max Bowsher <maxbowsher_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-24 18:47:35 CEST

On 7/15/05, Gábor Szabó <szabgab@gmail.com> wrote:
> [[[
> * www/project_links.html
> Add Subversion in Action book to the web site
> ]]]

I have skimmed the two sample chapters available for free.

There is some useful explanation there, but much of the condent is
already covered in the svnbook.

Furthermore, this paragraph...

[[[
If you find yourself in a live discussion which touches on Subversion
you might like to know that those in the know do /not/ pronounce it as a single
word, with the accent on the "ver." Instead they say is as if it were
two words /Sub
version./ Pronounce it as they do and your standing automatically improves.
]]]

... makes me instantly dislike the book.

Firstly, being a committer, I would consider myself "in the know", but
I pronounce it "Subversion", and think "Sub version" sounds
unnaturally awkward.

Secondly, I'd like to think that at least a fair proportion of those
"in the know" are not so shallow as to pre-judge someone by their
pronunciation.

So I am disinclined to add this book to our links page.

Max.

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