We are working in teams on the same files. We developed a mechanism to add markers for oneself or to address other people with the following syntax (similar to the @ addressing mechanism here at the StackExchange networks):
//Bob: I need to remember this place and come back later (addressed oneself) //Bob @ Alice: Please continue here or please fix this error
With the words of 1006a:
So to put this in English, you currently have a notation that means something like
Bob says to Alice: ...
but you want something that can be read:
Alice, Bob says: ...?
In the tools we use there is a special view where everybody can see this "note". However for a better ordering we need to switch both names but want to keep the meaning. Is there an opposite symbol for the @ (at) sign? I didn't find any so a short word would also suffice. But all the words I can think of don't exactly match the meaning.
// Alice (by Bob): Please continue here or please fix this error // Alice (from Bob): Please continue here or please fix this error // Alice (addressed by Bob): Please continue here or please fix this error
The first two sound strange and the last one is too clumsy - isn't there a short version or an @ antonym symbol?
Unfortunately a leading @ (e.g.
//@Alice (by Bob) ...) is not allowed since that would throw off the ordering. So the addressee name needs to come first.