Subject: Re: [isocpp-lib-ext] std::colony name brainstorming
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-02-12 00:22:07
On Fri, 12 Feb 2021 at 03:49, Nathan Myers via SG14
> A hive has cells, but the grubs and the honey in the
> cells come from inside the hive. From the outside, it's
> just a box. Except it's full of bees. A box of wholly
> interchangeable bees that don't live in the cells. If
Yes. It's just a box. Larvae and pupae live in the cells.
> Bees live in hives, ants and termites live in colonies.
No, sir. Bee colonies live in hives. Ant colonies live in anthills.
Termite colonies live in mounds. A hive is a container.
> "Hive" is just "colony" spelled differently. If "colony"
> is unsatisfactory, "hive" is almost as; albeit a little
> shorter, and with fewer unfortunate secondary associations.
With the correction above, hive is not an alternate spelling of colony,
and otherwise, you're describing a feature, not a bug.
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