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Re: Prefer error-verbose to error_verbose

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Prefer error-verbose to error_verbose
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:57:29 +0200

Le 17 avr. 09 à 09:14, Joel E. Denny a écrit :

So do you agree with this patch?

I like it.

Will split in two: dashes on the one hand, and error-verbose in the other hand. Will push dashes in 2.5 & master, and error-verbose in master.

(Is there a significant difference between "dot" and "period"? Internet
search is not really helping here.)

In my opinion (but I don't know how to validate it), "period"
unambiguously refers to the "." character while "dot" could mean any
dot-like character. Of course, I don't see any other dot-like characters
on my keyboard, but there's always unicode.

On the other hand, I think of a period as a punctuation mark at the end of
a sentence, and that's not how we're using it here.  "dot" is more

The phrase "period character" seems to be unambiguous and avoids
suggesting any semantics, so maybe that's best for formal documentation.

Thanks a lot Joel, crystal clear.

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