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Re: [Groff] Mission statement, second draft

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] Mission statement, second draft
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:56:34 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>:
> Please do me a favour: Don't call this `hygienic'.  Say `restricted'
> instead.  Today, technical English for software must satisfy some
> constraints, IMHO, and one of them is the avoidance of `colourful'
> terms that might call unwanted associations, especially if there are
> alternatives that are equivalent or even better suited to the task at
> hand.
> Another aspect is translations: At least in German, it sounds
> extremely odd to use `hygienic' for the intended context.

I can call it something else. Note however that there is precedent;

The analogy is not exact.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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