[libvirt] "transient" vs "temporary"

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Nov 10 10:59:32 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 07:29:45PM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> Hi all,
> While writing up the descriptions for persistent vs transient 
> objects (domains, virtual networks, etc), I'm personally finding
> the word "temporary" seems a better fit than "transient".
> Is there anything particularly wrong with using "temporary" in 
> this context instead?
> Thinking that if "temporary" is ok, I'll do a search-n-replace,
> changing "transient" to "temporary" across docs (and any code).
> Bad idea?

I prefer the existing terminology of transient+persistent & don't
think changing it has any real benefit and the downside that since
you can't change all existing content/files out in the wild, we'll
get a mix of temporary vs transient forever more. 

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