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Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>:
> 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.
> 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.
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode