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Re: svn commit: r1073102 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/include/private/svn_debug.h

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:47:08 -0500

On 02/21/2011 09:30 PM, Noorul Islam K M wrote:
> Branko ─îibej <brane_at_e-reka.si> writes:
>> On 22.02.2011 02:50, Noorul Islam K M wrote:
>>> danielsh_at_apache.org writes:
>>>> Author: danielsh
>>>> Date: Mon Feb 21 18:14:02 2011
>>>> New Revision: 1073102
>>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1073102&view=rev
>>>> Log:
>>>> * subversion/include/private/svn_debug.h
>>>> (SVN_DBG): Merge docstring with the documentation comment elsefile.
>>> Is this typo? ^^^^^^^^
>> Nah, it's just creative language. "Elsewhere" sounds so plain and
>> boring. Who cares that the result is total nonsense and likely to be
>> misunderstood by 99% of all readers? :)
> But why do we have to use that? Is it not possible to use proper English
> word and still be creative?

There's a history of joviality in the Subversion project that many of us
would like to preserve indefinitely. Unfortunately, that often comes at a
cost similar to any other "inside joke", especially where natural language
barriers exist. I confess that I'm not really sure where to strike the
proper balance here, but I'm confident that Confusion isn't one of our core
project goals. Would you like someone to tweak the message not to use the
fictional term "elsefile"?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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