[RFC] naming of obsolescence troubles

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Sun Sep 30 17:55:27 CDT 2012

On 27 sept. 2012, at 23:09, Tim Delaney wrote:

> On 28 September 2012 01:27, Danek Duvall <danek.duvall at oracle.com> wrote:
> Pierre-Yves David wrote:
> >     Second, a changeset may be a rewritten of a changeset now immutable. Such
> >     changeset are called *latecomer*.
> >
> > I'm not very happy with *latecomer* but nobody came with a better proposal for now.
> The other two are adjectives, but you chose a noun here.  Why not the
> adjective you already have in the description -- "rewritten"?  Because it
> might encompass rewriters of non-immutable changesets?  You could use words
> that imply hiding; perhaps a "covering" changeset?
> Shadowing. The new changeset is shadowed by the (obsolete) public changeset.

I'm not fond of shadowed. It sound like one of the changeset is above another one in an unintuitive manners. Same for "covering"

Pierre-Yves David

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