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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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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