Re: [rfc-i] draft-kuehlewind-update-tag/

Joseph Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> Thu, 26 March 2020 03:21 UTC

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On Mar 25, 2020, at 4:54 PM, Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> wrote:
> ...
> So the logic seems to be "Amended" would NOT have a clear difference
> in meaning over "Updated" unless you try to go into gory
> details.

Doesn’t help even if you do.

Amended means changed (presumably for the better).

Updated literally means ‘newer’.

Even native-speaking English nit-pickers would have a hard time arguing the difference, except when trying to fit a crossword clue.

> The main reason for changing words is to support a
> change in semantic.

In that regard, it fails.

What PROBLEM is driving this?

Can we please STOP burning person-hours on this sort of nonsense?

Joe

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