[Tagging] Is highway=service, service=drive_thru a good idea?
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 08:10:47 BST 2010
Going back to this old discussion, which is better:
service=drive_through or service=drive-through? The hyphenated version
is in the Wiki:
some people think that we should stick to underscores just like most
other OSM tags.
I had already changed my edits from service=drive_thru to
service=drive_through in the consensus that the "through" should not
be shortened. But it seems that the question about hyphen vs.
underscore is not resolved?
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:43 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 April 2010 04:32, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>> Depends on the language. If you have a COBOL background you might just be
>> tempted to convert underscores to hyphens :).
> I was just explaining how it made sense, that is it's not written
> english, but more akin to a programming language with key words and
> limited syntax.
>> No. There are probably more OSMers that know basic English than OSMers that
>> know basic German. And we all know where the hyphen key is.
> You are assuming most people don't simply use presets, in which case
> the language is unimportant and as time passes there will be
> increasing separation between the raw xml and what the user sees and
> uses, for numerous reasons, language will be one of them as there will
> be translations made for the users but the underlying xml will be
> primarily in english-esk, rather than proper english or any other
> language for that matter.
>> Anyway, whatever, if you want to make it drive_through, go ahead.
> I was commenting on making things consistent, there is a lot of
> existing examples of using underscores.
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