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Replace usage of the term "spermy" with "approximate". #124

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postmodern commented Jun 29, 2011

  • The "spermy" or "twiddle wakka" operator (~>) is similar to the
    greater-equal-then (>=) version operator, except that it matches
    families of versions. This version operator also uses a Tilde character,
    which is commonly used to denote approximate values
    (See definition 2.b http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilde).
Replace usage of the term "spermy" with "approximate".
* The "spermy" or "twiddle wakka" operator (~>) is similar to the
  greater-equal-then (>=) version operator, except that it matches
  families of versions. This version operator also uses a Tilde character,
  which is commonly used to denote approximate values
  (See definition 2.b http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilde).
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practicingruby commented Jul 5, 2011

@zenspider: Thoughts on this? This has been in the back of my mind since I started digging into RubyGems source. Can we at least get an alias that isn't so... spermy?

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trans commented Jul 5, 2011

MUCH better than "spermy". The only other alternative I can think of that conveys the intent is "semantic".

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practicingruby commented Jul 5, 2011

@trans In theory I like semantic but as I said on the other thread I think it's a loaded term with a particular meaning (semver) which is probably too strong of an opinion to bake into RubyGems.

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practicingruby commented Jul 29, 2011

@zenspider, @evanphx: Thoughts on this patch?

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practicingruby commented Oct 1, 2011

Just a FYI, @zenspider said it was fine for me to merge this if I check to make sure it doesn't affect anything. I'll look into it when I have time, but if someone else on RubyGems team wants to do that for me, please do.

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luislavena commented Oct 1, 2011

If I can comment, I like approximate more than pessimistic (which has been used in the past in some cases to represent this).

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practicingruby commented Oct 1, 2011

@luislavena, cool. Using approximate is the plan.

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steveklabnik commented Dec 17, 2011

+1.

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steveklabnik commented Dec 28, 2011

@sandal I have tested this patch against HEAD, and it still passes the tests. Per our discussion, you should merge it.

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Merge pull request #124 from postmodern/approximate_version_operator
Replace usage of the term "spermy" with "approximate".

@practicingruby practicingruby merged commit cd44ce3 into rubygems:master Dec 28, 2011

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practicingruby commented Dec 28, 2011

Merged, but I'm not actively working on RubyGems, so if it causes any problems for anyone that is, feel free to revert.

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