Wanted: synonyms for Age

From: karl williamson (public@khwilliamson.com)
Date: Sun Jul 26 2009 - 16:03:57 CDT

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    I'm trying to come up with an alias to propose to the UCT for the
    misleadingly named Age property. People tend to think from the name
    that Age=3.2 means that the code point dates to version 3.2, when in
    fact it means it dates to at least 3.2.

    There are a couple of things which make this hard. One is that the term
    "assigned" (and its antonym, "unassigned") has a somewhat different
    meaning here than usual, which is that permanent non-characters are
    considered assigned here, but not elsewhere. Thus, Age=Unassigned
    includes a different set of code points than
    General_Category=Unassigned, the difference being the non-characters. I
    think there should be a different term for the Age version. I think
    Age=None would be good.

    The other problem is that, say, the alias "Assigned_In=4.0" could mean
    either already there in 4.0, or 4.0 introduced it. A verb that is more
    passive would be better.

    I have some possibilities, but would like some more:

    In=2.1 or In_Version=3.0
    Known_To=5.1 or Known_In, Known_In_Version, Known_To_Version

    I've looked at thesauruses, and there are words like allotted,
    allocated, but again they're too active, and don't convey the
    non-characters; the best I think so far is In_Version.

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