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Re: [opensuse-doc] [STYLE] Terminology for Sources from which Packages Are Installed
  • From: Karl Eichwalder <ke@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:33:09 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <5019744.1177432389765.SLOX.WebMail.wwwrun@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
[I clicked the wrong button, pardon for the dupe, Rajko!]

On Apr 24, 2007 01:53 PM, Rajko M. <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Have you thought to recommend both terms as alternatives.
> Synonyms are usefull to make writing easier.

Maybe, in LOTE, for example in German. But regarding technical writing,
especially English technical writing, wording variation is considered
bad style. At least, that's what people told me.

> In my perception, confusion came in with zenworks, that introduced
> couple of
> new words for objects that we already knew under different names. Some
> people
> tried to comply with new terminology, most ignored it. That produced
> confusion and attempts to resolve problems that resulted in even more
> new
> words appearing.

Yes, that's why using synonyms is not encouraged. 

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