Full etymologies

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Okay, I'll just keep to what I've been doing than. Wouldn't it be nice if we had some auto-mechanism for this?

Victar (talk)01:06, 4 December 2012

(Late to the game, but there you have it...)

I dimly recall some time back discussing the possibility of selectively transcluding etymologies, since these all build on one another. Japanese スプーン ‎(supūn) comes from English spoon comes from Middle English comes from Old English comes from Proto-Germanic etc. etc. It'd be handy if we could create some sort of chaining mechanism, but ultimately, I don't think the Wiki software is robust enough for that, and our template "coding" language, as it were, frankly sucks donkey balls (apologies for the rudeness). If/when we ever get Lua, that might change, but I've long since stopped holding my breath.  :-| -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 06:55, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig06:55, 12 February 2013

My donkey balls are offended by your rudeness. Actually, it's quite possible with our current infrastructure (i.e. transcluding subpages), just not worth the effort.

Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds23:32, 12 February 2013

I think I'd be worth the effort in the time it saves afterwards.

Victar (talk)04:54, 25 April 2013

In the intervening months, we *did* get Lua, so this should be quite possible, although I'm afraid I still don't see how it would be technically executed.

Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds04:57, 25 April 2013