[ditz-talk] First impressions

Ohad Lutzky ohad at lutzky.net
Mon Aug 25 14:44:13 EDT 2008


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:23 PM, Christian Garbs <mitch at cgarbs.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 05:37:31PM -0700, William Morgan wrote:
>
>> Informal poll:
>
> I'm not sure.
>
> I'd say "+1" straight away, but then we'd have "#" as a prefix.  This
> could clash with e.g. Debian bugs.  I maintain a todo list for my
> Debian packages with ditz and I might say "include a fix for #23456"
> where #23456 is a Debian bug and no ditz bug (# is the common prefix
> for bugs in Debian changelogs).  OTOH this is a rare corner case and I
> could work around it.
>
> I wanted to propose be "§":  It's pretty much unused I think and it
> does not need to be quoted in the shell, but it's no ASCII character
> so it's not acceptable.
>
> "^23" looks like a negation, "i23" looks like an imaginary number.
> "d23" (d for ditz) might work, but it looks like a 23-sided dice...

Given this reasoning, how about #d23 ?

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Ohad Lutzky


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