[rb-general] using consistent terms

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at lsmod.de
Wed Jul 10 13:41:22 UTC 2019


while scanning for typos, I noticed that there are several variants of
our favourite terms used.

e.g. in reproducible-website repo:
find -type f -name \*.md |
  xargs grep -h -v strip-nondeterminism |
  egrep -o '(un|in|non|not)-?(determin|reproduc)' |
  sort | uniq -c | sort -n
      1 in-reproduc
      1 not-reproduc
      2 indetermin
      2 undetermin
     32 non-reproduc
     39 non-determin
     47 nondetermin
    185 unreproduc

So should we standardise on "unreproducible" and "nondeterministic" ?

The other question would be British or American English?
or we dont care...

Bernhard M.

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