Hi Axel, (CC'ing aba, as GR proposer). Le lundi, 31 août 2015, 10.26:18 Axel Beckert a écrit : > Kurt Roeckx - Debian Project Secretary wrote: > > https://www.debian.org/vote/2015/vote_002 > > Please either do not use the word combination "fencepost bug" at all > or explain its meaning. These words are in the original GR proposal , so this would need to be amended for clarity. > As far as I could find out it refers to a political joke (!) in the > USA comparing a "fencepost turtle" to e.g. George W. Bush or Sarah > Palin. I don't think such a term is suitable for being used in a > Debian GR. > > (In case I'm wrong with my interpretation of that term, it proves my > point even more: Please either don't use it or explain it because the > term is obviously unclear.) I understand this "fencepost bug" to refer to the fencepost error , quoting Wikipedia: > A fencepost error (occasionally called a telegraph pole or lamp-post > error) is a specific type of off-by-one error. The following problem > illustrates the error: > > > If you build a straight fence 30 meters long with posts spaced 3 > > meters apart, how many posts do you need? > > The intuitive answer 10 is wrong. The fence has 10 sections, but 11 > posts. Is it clearer, and enough for you, or would you like to propose a GR amendment? Cheers, OdyX  [🔎] 20150826201241.GF9428@mails.so.argh.org">https://lists.debian.org/[🔎] 20150826201241.GF9428@mails.so.argh.org  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-by-one_error#Fencepost_error
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