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Re: How to pronounce "subversion"

From: Tim Fanelli <tim_at_eskeeter.net>
Date: 2004-03-15 04:48:16 CET

On Mar 14, 2004, at 10:38 PM, Jeff Lasslett wrote:

> Tim Fanelli wrote:
>
>> Hahah -- I just joined the list and this is what I'm getting in my
>> inbox :).
>
> Hehe Sorry :-)

's alright -- better than the crap i normally get.

>> I pronounce it "subversion" -- as is a version underneath; I believe
>> this pronunciation is backed by versioning concept, as each commit
>> essentially makes a sub-version of the previous.
>
> I thought as you do but then I remembered that subversion is a real
> word with a different meaning that could well apply to subverion's
> relationship with CVS.
>

Ahh... well... I didn't think of it from that angle... well I don't
know then... well now I'm torn.

I guess maybe it's a question then of where SubVersion's developer's
originated... if they are a team of CVS developers that got sick of CVS
so they broke out and created this to be subversive to their prior
colleagues, then we could call it subversion as in subversive...

If they were just a couple people who finally decided to do something
about CVS's deficiencies, well then I'll stick with Sub-Version.

>> The difference in pronunciation is extremely subtle, and I applaud
>> your effort in attempting this via email.
>
> Thanks. Nobody else seems to see where I'm coming from. And I don't
> blame them. I'm beginning to doubt myself. :-)
>

Wow... there must have something better to think about -- where's my
todo list?

Tim Fanelli
Software Engineer
Clarkson University

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