> James Mastros:

>> Can I suggest we keep match meaning thing you get when you run a
>> thingy against a string, and make "matcher" be the thingy that gets
>> run?
> Speaking of the word "match", what I'd really like is to keep it
> meaning stuff that matches.  Unfortunately it also seems to get used
> to mean an "attempted match", which, if it fails, is not a match at
> all.  This leads to the phrase "successful match", which sounds a bit
> bizarre and is redundant in ordinary English.  S05 uses "match" in
> both senses, and more than once I had to, er, backtrack to figure out
> which meaning was intended.
> Obviously, good words are needed for both meanings: "match" should
> always stand for a "successful match" ('cause that's what the word
> actually means), and some other term for the act of comparing two
> things to see whether or not they do happen to match.  (The word
> "compare" comes to mind.)

Great, a match to light a language contest.
A match can be partial, a loose matching bolt can crash a(n
aero| )plane.
A match has context, like with clothes: a suiting match, a matching

Groet, Ruud

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