[OSM-talk] SteveC should decide

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Thu Oct 1 14:32:30 BST 2009


2009/10/1 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
>
> Would it be a good compromise to say:
> 1. a software application should always check boolean against
> "yes/true/1" and not only "yes"
> 2. the wiki shoudl "recommend" the "yes"
> 3. a bot is setup to replace regularly all values "true" or "1" by
> "yes" and "false" or "0" by "no" (and nothing else).
>
> In this way, mappers are still free to prefer "true" or "1" and we
> "try" to keep some consistency. Or would this bot be banned ?
>
> Pieren
>

The problem with this is that things are never that black and white
there are aways shades of Grey. Simple Parsing might be quite happy
with Yes/No or True/False, but 2 might mean something different to 1
while both can be inferred to mean yes.

Peter




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