Quote o' the day: flagrant reticulation

Posted on December 8, 2011 by Tommy McGuire
Labels: quote

In a reply to Ben Collins-Sussman's post, Your Community is NOT Your Tools, MarkusQ writes:

I think some of the git-resistance comes from different cultural assumptions around the cost of merging. I know from an svn mindset, the “mash the branches together and call it merged” mindset of the git-world can seem a little fast and loose. Likewise, I suspect the older “merging is to be approached with fear and reverence” culture may seem hidebound when you’re used to the flagrant reticulation, devil take the hindmost style that the git world embraces.

– MarkusQ

For those of you too lazy to look it up yourself,



$ dict reticulation
2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reticulation \Re*tic`u*la"tion\, n.
The quality or state of being reticulated, or netlike; that
which is reticulated; network; an organization resembling a
net.
[1913 Webster]

The particular net you occupy in the great
reticulation. --Carlyle.
[1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reticulation
n 1: (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or
wrinkles in a photographic emulsion
2: an arrangement resembling a net or network; "the reticulation
of a leaf"; "the reticulation of a photographic emulsion"

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