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From Bruce Atherton <br...@callenish.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r894462 - in /ant/core/trunk: WHATSNEW docs/manual/CoreTypes/filterchain.html src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/filters/AppendToLines.java src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/types/FilterChain.java src/tests/antunit/filters/append-test.xml
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:35:10 GMT
While you are undeniably technically right that suffixlines is a better 
match with prefixlines, which of the three sounds better and is going to 
be clearer to users: appendtolines, suffixlines, or postfix lines.

If I had to choose one, I'd go with appendtolines, with suffixlines a 
close second and postfix lines a distance third. I am used to seeing the 
word postfix used in the phrase "postfix notation" or as a replacement 
for sendmail and find other uses a bit jarring.

But that's just my opinion.

Jesse Glick wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> I didn't consult my dictionary. To me it feels as if prefix was a 
>> verb in "prefixlines" and I thought "suffix" was not a verb.
>
> According to thefreedictionary.com, although the historical 
> derivations are not analogous (surprising to me), both can be used as 
> either noun or verb. 'postfix' is also listed as a less common variant 
> of 'suffix'.
>
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