@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ Julia now has a [package manager](https://github.com/JuliaLang/METADATA.jl). Mos
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-You can make pull requests for incomplete features to get code review. The convention is to prefix the pull request title with "WIP:" or "RFC:" as appropriate to indicate that the work is incomplete, so that it is not accidentally merged.
+You can make pull requests for incomplete features to get code review. The convention is to prefix the pull request title with "WIP:" for Work In Progress, or "RFC:" for Request for Comments when work is completed and ready for merging. This will prevent accidental merging of work that is in progress.
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