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On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:42:11 +0200
Christian Faulhammer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > >>>>> 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.