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Re: The new normal of logging




On 27/10/17 13:02, Gene Heskett wrote:
On Thursday 26 October 2017 15:22:35 Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
" And there's also systemd, that is slowly phagocytosing the UNIX part
of Linux...."
I'm old enough to have taken phonics in grade school, but that obviously
invented word could probably be replaced by a 4 letter adjective...

Invented, yes, but over 130 years ago. The term phagocyte was coined in about 1883 by Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Claus to describe the cells discovered by Ilya Mechnikov, winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Medicine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Wilhelm_Claus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Élie_Metchnikoff
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1908/
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1908/mechnikov-bio.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phagocyte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phagocytosis

And you would need a verb in the present tense, not an adjective, so probably more than four letters.

Kind regards,

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