Standard set of terms for precision, accuracy, related concepts.
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Apr 25 17:14:25 UTC 2017
Achim Gratz <Stromeko at nexgo.de>:
> Eric S. Raymond writes:
> > Achim, you and Gary *both* get to write glossaries covering terms like
> > precision, accuracy, drift, and related stuff. Give it your best
> > shot(s). If, after a reasonable period of time, I have a glossary
> > only from one of you, tha person wins and the glossary gets blessed
> > and added to the official documentation.
> That is a bit of a can of worms as you have already seen, both in the
> original thread and the answers here. Just the two terms you mention
> are used in different ways for different things and so far we haven't
> even determined whether we can or want to unify on one set of
> definitions throughout all of NTP or maybe keep domain-specific meanings
> where appropriate.
If we're not working towards a unified vocabulary, what's the point
of having a glossary at all?
If all you can do is tell me how hard the problem is, you won't
have any influence on the fix. I understand it's difficult;
I'll take the best documentation solution I can get. It's
your choice how much you want to try to pull in the directions
you think are correct.
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