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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Cc: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>, gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] Minor corrections
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 22:42:33
Message-Id: 20090721004202.1af60b56@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] Minor corrections by Ciaran McCreesh
Hi,

Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>:

> On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:42:11 +0200 > Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote: > > Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>: > > > >>>>> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Christian Faulhammer wrote: > > > > > > > "ill defined" sounds not nice(TM) to me, so I still vote for a > > > > different wording, not for the intention. "volatile" seemed > > > > suitable to me but I may be convinced to a different vocabulary. > > > > > > How about "indeterminate"? Or pick another synonym from this list: > > > <http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/ill-defined> > > > > I went with indeterminate. > > I've reverted this. Your change was grammatically incorrect and wasn't > what had been discussed on this list, and you've still not explained > why 'ill-defined' is in any way hostile.
This seems to be a cultural misunderstanding. In my ears (and ulm's initially, we have the same mother tongue) "ill-defined" sounds hostile, though it seems, that this is not true for native speakers of English. V-Li -- Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project <URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode <URL:http://gentoo.faulhammer.org/>

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Re: [gentoo-pms] Minor corrections Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>