John Cowan cowan at
Tue Aug 5 06:17:28 CEST 2008

Broome, Karen scripsit:

> We should consider deprecating "zh" in the future because best practice
> in all tagging is to use unambiguous tags.

That's not necessarily true: more precise is not always better.
For Swahili, for example, it's probably often true that people simply
don't care whether they are dealing with Swahili proper or with Congo
Swahili, both of which are mapped to the Swahili macrolanguage.

John Cowan  cowan at
Any sufficiently-complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc,
informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.
        --Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming (rules 1-9 are unknown)

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