On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 6:15 PM Kirsling, Ross <ross.kirsl...@sony.com> wrote: > > Late on Friday seems like a good time for a terminological debate (), so I’d > like to propose we revisit one of the strangest items of WebKit-specific > terminology: the phrase ‘roll out’. > > In our industry, the typical meaning of the phrase ‘roll out’ is, of course, > ‘deploy’ or ‘launch’; this corresponds with the colloquial usage of ‘roll > out’ to mean ‘depart (for a destination)’. In WebKit, we use ‘roll out’ to > mean the exact opposite, ‘revert’ or ‘roll back’.
I think the ship has sailed on this one. People who have been working on the WebKit project for long enough are so used to the phrase "rollout a patch" that it's gonna be tricky to change the terminology. Having said that, I'd much prefer the term "revert" over "rollout" or "rollback". It's also the term git uses. > This term is confusing enough for native English speakers outside our > community, let alone non-natives (since phrasal verbs are notoriously tricky > as it is). As a non-native speaker myself, I never find this term confusing because I have no mental model of what "rollout" or "rollback" means. However, I find those two terms infinitely more confusing than the very direct "revert". - R. Niwa _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev