It's all in the title I'd say...

In short, I'm suggesting that we add 'object' validation for single-transitive verb tags without object qualifiers... For instance ... 'split' would require the object to reduce ambiguity.


split would become :: 'split-screen, split-file...'
limit would become :: 'page-limit, memory-limit...'

  • An interesting way of describing the problem but honestly works pretty well – ford prefect Aug 5 '14 at 19:29
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    What about split - the software of that name? – 0xC0000022L Aug 10 '14 at 21:08
  • @0xC0000022L Can you elaborate please? – Eddie B Aug 11 '14 at 3:24
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    @EddieB: split in the GNU coreutils. I'm sure there are more incarnations than this one. – 0xC0000022L Aug 11 '14 at 11:06
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    @0xC0000022L :: Gotchya... I'd say the same applies gnu-split – Eddie B Aug 11 '14 at 18:55
  • @EddieB: Fair enough :) – 0xC0000022L Aug 11 '14 at 19:45
  • Will gnu-split show up if you just start typing split? If not, I'd go with split-gnu. – trlkly Aug 13 '14 at 10:14
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    @trlkly yeah... questions about how to split the GNU community, I'm not sure that's on topic, through. – Braiam Aug 13 '14 at 13:13
  • @Braiam I'm not talking about interpretation of meaning, but autocomplete. Isn't the whole idea that people will just type "split" and then they will see the other options with nouns and realize they have to pick one of those? All I'm asking is whether "gnu-split" would show up if you started typing "split". Or, to use examples in the OP, would typing "limit" make "page-limit" and "memory-limit" show up? If so, I'm all for this. If not, I think we'd need to either make all disambigs start with the original word, or get the software changed. (I don't ask questions a lot, so I don't know.) – trlkly Aug 14 '14 at 6:49
  • @Braiam Not that I didn't think the joke was funny. – trlkly Aug 14 '14 at 6:52
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    @trlkly if you type "split" it will show all tags that contain somewhere the word "split". Yes, and yes. – Braiam Aug 14 '14 at 11:34

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