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To: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Minor corrections
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 14:30:17 +0100
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.

Please revert that. Your change is at best grammatically questionable,
and it means something entirely different to "ill-defined".

You still haven't convinced me that there's anything in any way hostile
about the original wording, anyway:

    ill-defined adj. Not defined clearly or distinctly: an ill-defined
    concept; an ill-defined view across the foggy moor.

All that implies is that "what Portage does" is not defined clearly or
distinctly, which is exactly the case.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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