Bug#212034: Debina Perl Policy manual uses "dependency" backards
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 06:31:31PM -0400, Daniel B. wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > I'm certain that trying to reverse it now would sow confusion
> > among the entire developer population.
> 1. The current state is already confusing.
I don't find it so in the least.
> 2. Fixing the problem doesn't require using "dependency" in the correct
> sense; it only requires _not_ using it backwards. For example,
> "depended-on package" (or "library," etc., as the case may be) would
> be unambiguous and not much longer.
That's a serious pain in the backside when you're discussing
Colin Watson [email@example.com]