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Re: Fix more typos

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: Fix more typos
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:56:14 +0100
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On 12.01.19 14:40, Darshit Shah wrote:
> On January 12, 2019 12:21:36 PM UTC, "Dmitry V. Levin" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:00:47PM +0100, Tim Rühsen wrote:
>>> Used a spell checker (codespell) to wipe out several typos.
>> [...]
>>> diff --git a/build-aux/texinfo.tex b/build-aux/texinfo.tex
>>> index 48d532bc6..74bea4134 100644
>>> --- a/build-aux/texinfo.tex
>>> +++ b/build-aux/texinfo.tex
>>> @@ -4688,7 +4688,7 @@ end
>>>    \fi
>>>  }
>>> -% @ifset VAR ... @end ifset reads the `...' iff VAR has been defined
>>> +% @ifset VAR ... @end ifset reads the `...' if VAR has been defined
>> I don't think that use of "iff" here and in many other places touched
>> by this patch is a typo.
>> Anyway, as texinfo.tex in gnulib comes verbatim from another project,
>> any changes to texinfo.tex should be made there first.
> I agree. While iff is not a part of the English language, it's use in 
> technical writing to imply "if and only if" is standard practice.
> Replacing it with if changes the meaning of the sentence and the other 
> alternative is to use the entire phrase which gets too long and  unwieldy. 

OK, thanks. I didn't know that. Looked like a copy&paste thing. I'll
amend the patch accordingly.

Regards, Tim

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