Re: [oe] [OE-core] Inclusive Language Proposal for YP/OE


Enrico Scholz
 

Alexander Kanavin <alex.kanavin@...> writes:

Would CANCEL be clearer to you than HALT?
mmmh.... for me as a developer (and non-native english speaker), "cancel"
means some ordered ending of an operation.

But the condition above causes an emergency abort.
Cancel is the same as abort: a request to immediately stop the operation
(or not even start it) without reaching the originally requested
outcome.
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/535153/what-is-the-difference-between-cancel-and-abort

| Cancel implies the action is rescinded before it implements...
|
| Abort is an emergency procedure to interrupt...


Halt implies the operation is not going to continue
Really?

https://translate.google.com/?sl=en&tl=de&text=halt&op=translate says

| a suspension of movement or activity, typically a temporary one.

Examples in

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/de/worterbuch/englisch/halt

sound like there is a chance to continue after the "halt" (show the
permit, resolve the pay dispute).


When we want to continue this inclusion BS, then "halt" seems to be
offending to some people because it can mean

| ... having a physical disability.



Enrico

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