<i18n dev> RFR: 8253497: Core Libs Terminology Refresh [v2]

Magnus Ihse Bursie ihse at openjdk.java.net
Tue Dec 15 09:19:56 UTC 2020

On Tue, 15 Dec 2020 01:41:07 GMT, Joe Wang <joehw at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> I agree that there is room for improvement here.  How about:
>> "...an allow-list too restrictively, or a reject-list too broadly, may..."
>> ?
> Your call, I'm not a native English speaker :-)  It felt to me it's 'restrictive' than 'restrictively', an adj placed after the noun, e.g. a restrictive allow-list.

It's an adverb, since it's the act of 'defining' that is being done too restrictively or broadly. If you want to have an adjective you would need to rephrase it so it applies to the noun, like 'defining a too restrictive accept-list'. My non-native English vibes would still prefer the former.


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/1771

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