Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

Edward Crabbe <edc@google.com> Mon, 12 November 2012 17:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?
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On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 7:04 AM, Hannes Gredler <hannes@juniper.net>; wrote:

> for non US-taxpayers the name 'IRS' is not as negative co-notated as one
> might guess.
> it is in fact meaningless; - the jin is already out of the bottle (press
> articles, in-house chatter)
> and changing names at this point it will be likely creating further
> confusion;
> keeping status quo is IMO less painful;
>
> /hannes
>
> On Nov 12, 2012, at 3:49 PM, Adrian Farrel wrote:
>
> > Personally, I find discussions of what name/acronym to use a bit sad.
> I've had
> > enough code review hours wasted debating the names of variables to not
> want to
> > spend any more time on this sort of thing.
> >
> > However, I note that there was some unease about the use of IRS. If we
> really
> > need to find a new name for this work (and I note that RSI is also used
> for
> > something else) we need to find a solution soon.
> >
> > Can I suggest that only those people who have a strong objection to IRS
> need to
> > contribute to the discussion. Furthermore, we don't need suggestions to
> be
> > floated, we need solid and definite proposals. That way we will possibly
> reach a
> > serious conclusion quickly.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Adrian
> >
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