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 Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 19:29
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    What about split - the software of that name? Commented Aug 10, 2014 at 21:08
  • @0xC0000022L Can you elaborate please? Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 3:24
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    @EddieB: split in the GNU coreutils. I'm sure there are more incarnations than this one. Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 11:06
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    @0xC0000022L :: Gotchya... I'd say the same applies gnu-split Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 18:55
  • @EddieB: Fair enough :) Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 19:45
  • Will gnu-split show up if you just start typing split? If not, I'd go with split-gnu.
    – trlkly
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 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
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 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
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 6:49
  • @Braiam Not that I didn't think the joke was funny.
    – trlkly
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 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
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 11:34


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