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Re: SVN-abbreviation

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:23:27 -0400

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 12:04, Edward Morden<edwardmorden_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Hello my name is Edward Morden and I am a bit concerned about the
> abbreviation "SVN" which belongs to the program Subversion.
> For me its really unclear why you chose "SVN". The "SV" is destinct cause
> of  SubVersion but where did you get the "N" from?
> What is the "N" supposed to mean? I looked though all the articles and even
> wikipedia but nowhere I can find an explanation.
> I would really be happy to recieve a email from you with your ideas behind
> the abbrevation "SVN".
> From a logical view it makes not really sense and seems to only confuse the
> users of SubVersion.
> I would also suggest to think about renaming the abbrevation to "SV" which
> would be the best solution.


"Subversion" is one word (at least in the dictionary I checked), so
treating S and V as the first letter of 2 words put together isn't
really "right."


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