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Re: [PATCH] Re-localise conflict prompt

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:42:15 -0400

On 04/11/2013 02:47 PM, Mattias Engdegård wrote:
> 11 apr 2013 kl. 14.24 skrev C. Michael Pilato:
> Do you really claim that any set of single- and two-letter codes is as good
> as another?

No, I cannot make, and am not making, that claim. I do claim the following:

* The long-form conflict actions such as "postpone" and "mine-conflict" are
symbols, and as such should be solely available in their literal,
English-only form.

* A user seeking a shorter syntax for an English-only long-form symbol will
naturally find that abbreviations comprised of key letters from that
original sequence are easier to remember/guess than arbitrary abbreviations.
 That's why we have "p" and "mc" today as opposed to "1" and "ëž‘".

* The benefit of treating any of these items we're discussing here as
translatable non-symbols (natural language input) is outweighed by the cost
of doing so.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

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