07.03.2020, 05:41, "Kirsling, Ross" <ross.kirsl...@sony.com>: > I'd be thrilled for us to use 'revert'. > Somehow I'd convinced myself that it'd be easier to ask for this if we kept > the 'roll' part, but I'm not really sure why I thought so.
On the negative side, it won't be possible anymore to say that someone is on a roll when they revert several patches in a row :) > > Of course, it's fine for folks to continue to _say_ 'roll out' due to habit; > I just think it would be great if our automated 'rollouts' turned into > automated 'reverts' instead. > > Ross > > On 3/6/20, 6:31 PM, "Ryosuke Niwa" <rn...@webkit.org> wrote: > > 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 > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev -- Regards, Konstantin _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev