|Subject:||Re: List packages Status column terminology|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:19:02 +0200|
() Sivaram Neelakantan <address@hidden>
() Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:26:57 +0530
Why use the word 'available' instead of 'install'?
Mixing adjectives and verbs is inelegant. Too, verbs portend entropy.
Both "available" and "installed" are adjectives (of same length --
green-screen bonus!). Adjectives are suitable for describing things.
The word "install" is a verb, i.e., names an action. Other actions
might be "uninstall", "remove", "leave-be", "gripe", "recommend",
"ponder", "examine", "reinstall", etc. To my eyes, the "etc" is most
important; it implies a need for (detailed) documentation, and the
feeping creature of hyperlinks.
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