Minor Update In ‘The List’ Conventions

I try very hard not to make changes to the basic organization of ‘The List’ but every once in a while, it is unfortunately necessary. In the past, I have used “Variant (V)” to indicate a macroedition type where the text had been edited significantly. Now, for consistency, I find myself needing to distinguish between texts with edits that are “linguistically interesting” and edits that are not.

Ordinarily, I would try to add and not change the existing categories, but I just don’t think it’s tenable in this case. Consequently, I have introduced a new macroedition category, “Revision (R)” and all existing “Variants” have been converted to “Revisions”. Going forward a “Revision” is linguistically interesting and “Variants” are not.

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