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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: [request] creation of the Tani branch
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2004 19:35:27 GMT
On 27 Aug 2004, at 19:04, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
> I don't understand what "tani" means

(from an old email)

Tani is the Japanese word for "Valley".

Its kanji is also quite nice:

  /  \
/ /\ \
  /  \
  |  |

It looks like a house (the block) in the middle of a valley (the 

The combination is what I really like: the name "valley" accentuates 
the concept of "containment", while its graphical representation has 
the house in foreground, accentuating the concept of "blocks". So, if 
you think about it, when you look at it, you look at blocks, when you 
think about it, you think at containers :-)


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