Re: Clashing Initialisms

Subject: Re: Clashing Initialisms
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:27:06 +0100

I would either seek a different term or use no initialisms at all. You may not be able to guarantee that a user reading 'CLI' for the first time already knows that 'Caller Line Identification' is written longhand.

Might I suggest changing 'Command Line Interface' to 'Command Line', 'Console', 'Shell' or some other common variant?

On 18.04.2012 08:41, Sion Lane wrote:

I have a document where CLI is the initialism of both Caller Line
Identification and Command Line Interface.

Elsewhere in this document set CLI is used only in reference to Command
Line Interface so I have decided not to use the initialism for Caller Line
Identifiaction. Is there a more elegant solution?

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