On Thu, 6 May 2004, Tim Peters wrote:

> [Ken Manheimer]
> > All the actions are verbs, "won't fix" is not a verb.  Can you
> > suggest a verb the more clearly indicates the result is "won't
> > fix"?
> Sorry, I got lost on the first sentence:  what difference does it make to
> anything whether they're verbs, adjectives, a mix, ...?  They're all just
> cryptically abbreviated answers to the question "what do you want to do with
> this report?".


It can sometimes pay off in workflow configuration to consistently pick
verbs that describe the actions in a generic way, so the workflows are
consistent with other workflows for similar but separate activities.  
Sorta like generic APIs.  Taking a step back (with a well aimed nudge), it
doesn't look like this is really helpful here.  I'll change it the action 
name to "wontfix".  (It'd be painful to accommodate punctuation in the 
action or state names, so if that spelling is too obscure, "refuse" may 
still be preferable.)

(Is it just me, or is there sometimes a fine line between "consistency"
and "foolish consistency"?)



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