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Changing the first appearance of the string “CAN” into a Wikipedia link is hardly going to break the flow of the README.





And the exact same thing can be said about “Java” or in this instance “Python” or any other jargon. Why does no one ask for those terms highlighted? All technical documentation is not a Wikipedia article. It’s just not appropriate imo.

It's on GitHub, so you can assume people know what Java is (if not where Java is) and what Python is (if not the family of said genus).

But not what a CAN bus is. There's no harm in making the word blue.


I'd posit that the user base of java, python, etc, huge topics in their own right, vastly outnumbers the users of CAN. It should just come down to simple numbers. I'd welcome that linkability too, makes bridging out to new unfamiliar territories go a lot smoother for the uninitiated. Call it improving the discoverability of things.



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