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Re: looking for one word to encompass trunk, tag and branch

From: B. Smith-Mannschott <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:38:01 +0200

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 19:18, Oefelein,
Martina<Martina.Oefelein_at_dionex.com> wrote:
> How about "codeline"?

That's a good suggestion. It brings much of the same meaning as
"stream", without already being overloaded by a more specific meaning.
(At least as far as I'm aware.)

(I'm not a great fan of overloading one word with multiple meanings.
At least not in technical writing. In verse, it's ok.)

> This is sometimes used to designate trunk and branches, with the trunk
> also called "main codeline".
> It's a bit of a stretch to extend it to a tag, which doesn't change. One
> could say it is a codeline shrunk down to a single point ("codepoint"?)

"codepoint". cute. Although it'd still consider it a codeline (it does
retain its history, after all). It's just static.

// ben


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