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From "Anthony Holland" <anth...@zenaptix.com>
Subject RE: Minimalistic Docs
Date Thu, 17 Jan 2002 07:56:43 GMT
well, minimal meaning 1c and minimalist meaning 2 (below) look pretty similar
to me, but as Tom says, the latter suggests intent. Then again, the fact that
it is in the title also does a fair job suggesting intent. Let's just steer
away from anything pretentious. I vote for minimalist.

http://www.dictionary.com - great resource!

enough of this :)

ant

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tomas Rokicki [mailto:rokicki@instantis.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 10:17 PM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: RE: Minimalistic Docs
>
>
> Well, if you believe dictionaries:
>
> minimal:  adj.
> 1a Smallest in amount or degree.
> 1b Small in amount or degree.
> 1c Only barely adequate.
> 2 often Minimal Of, relating to, or being minimalism
>
> minimalist: n.
> 1 One who advocates a moderate or conservative approach, action, or policy,
> as in a political or governmental organization.
> 2 A practitioner of minimalism.
>
> minimalist: adj.
> 1 Of, relating to, characteristic of, or in the style of minimalism.
> 2 Being or providing a bare minimum of what is necessary.
>
> So minimal is clearly not what we mean, but the second adjective definition
> is clearly what we mean.  So minimalist seems to work.  Minimalistic is
> clearly not a word.  Minimal means, and further, connotes, the wrong
> thing.
>
> Don't techies ever use dictionaries?
>
> -tom
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnold Shore [mailto:ashore@dgs.dgsys.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 11:15 AM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: RE: Minimalistic Docs
>
>
> And a minimalistic use of "Minimalistic" would be "Minimal".
>
> as
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher K. St. John [mailto:cks@distributopia.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:47 PM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: Re: Minimalistic Docs
>
>
> Anthony Holland wrote:
> >
> > "Tomcat - A Minimalistic User's Guide"
> >
> > There is no such word as 'minimalistic'.
> >
>
>
>  In the style of a member of the art movement Minimalism.
>  In the style of a minimalist.
>  Minimalistic.
>
>  Works for me.
>
>  "Minimalist User's Guide" would imply that the user's
> guide has to do with the art movement (or communism),
> while "Minimalistic" implies that the guide is in the
> style of, but not actually about, Minimalism.
>
>  "A Minimalist's Guide" might work.
>
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