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Re: SVN-abbreviation

From: Rich Shepard <rshepard_at_appl-ecosys.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 09:46:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 29 Aug 2009, Edward Morden wrote:

> Hello my name is Edward Morden and I am a bit concerned about the
> abbreviation "SVN" which belongs to the program Subversion.


   Why are you concerned?

> For me its really unclear why you chose "SVN". The "SV" is destinct cause
> of *S**ub**V**ersion* but where did you get the "N" from?

   As already posted, it represents SubVersionN. That's the application's
name and the abbreviation is easily recognized for the spelled-out word.

> I would also suggest to think about renaming the abbrevation to "SV" which
> would be the best solution.

   Ah! Because you cannot accept the developers' choice of abbreviation
everyone else should adopt to you? Feh!

   If you're so wrapped up in application names and abbreviations, consider
how to say PostgreSQL, SQLite, and LaTeX (which is not rubber).

   Must be a slow weekend in western Europe, eh? :-)



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