Re: terminology

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 03:14:30 EDT

On Thu, 2 May 2002, Michael Everson wrote:

> And in the world of internationalization this stuff has to be
> translated. It has to make sense. Quick-and-dirty Californian
> "definitions" cause problems for other people in the world because
> the images or idioms may not be universal. Sentinal does not seem to
> me to be equivalent to "literal". "Delimiter" seems better.

Just wish to add my two cents:

I am not a linguist, I am not good at English slang, but I know that word,
simply because it appears in many introductory algorithms textbooks. My
friends in computer science here in Iran use the word regularly.
'Sentinel' is not as Californian as it seems, and it is a common word to
people in computer science.


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