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Little things that matter in language design
I fear you're fighting a losing battle here—something along the lines of Band-Aid, Kleenex, and Xerox. ``X Windows'' just falls ``trippingly from the tongue''.
Posted Apr 15, 2008 3:22 UTC (Tue) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
I fear you're fighting a losing battle here
That's because you imagine a different battle from the one I'm really fighting. I'm not trying to get everyone to call X by its right name.
My primary goal in pointing out misnomers like this is to correct the record -- I don't want the archive to stand forever as an uncontradicted example of the correct appelation of this window system.
My secondary goal is to inform readers of these comments who would like to call X by its right name and don't know it, a favor I'm thankful someone did me many years ago. There's a good chance there are some people like that listening.
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