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From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: Re: Minor corrections
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 23:21:21 +0000
On Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:42:02 +0200
Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>:
> 
> > 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
> 
> 
In English, "ill-defined" is not at all hostile.  I'd say it was the
opposite of "well defined", but "well defined" is a mathematical term
and is specialized.

> -- 
> Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
> <URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode
> 
> <URL:http://gentoo.faulhammer.org/>

Regards,
Ferris
--
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)
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