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Re: Hurd vs. Google Summer of Code 2010


From: Carl Fredrik Hammar
Subject: Re: Hurd vs. Google Summer of Code 2010
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 13:18:05 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi,

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 05:12:47AM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 02:43:35PM +0100, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 08:02:30AM +0100, address@hidden
> > wrote:
> 
> > > The results of my labour are available from
> > > 
> > >    http://www.bddebian.com/~hurd-web/community/gsoc/
> > 
> > I did some enhancements (I hope) and pushed them.
> 
> Thanks for both the content enhancements, and for catching all those
> typos... (And the rather embarrassing non-typos.)

The typos outside of the organization application form was all me.  I just
ran a spell checker on the files, which sometimes does not suggest the
right thing.

> I do have a couple of quibbles regarding some of the spelling changes
> though:
> 
> - "microkernel" is actually the standard spelling; and while
>   "micro-kernel" is sometimes used too, "micro kernel" is very odd. I
>   actively object to this change.
> 
> BTW, "userspace" is also pretty common, though "user space" is fine too.
> And I don't think "harddisk" is really wrong either, even if "hard disk"
> seems to be more common.

I just did a check on what seemed to be the most standard version on
google and wikipedia and went with that.  For some reason I didn't check
it for microkernel, so I'll be reverting this.  Answering y/n can get
mind numbing after a while...

Though in hindsight such changes are a bit silly.

> - "optimisation", "specialised", and "behaviour" are just as correct as
>   the other spellings -- they are British English. (Admittedly, I'm not
>   always consistent with BE vs. AE...)

Yes, misspelling is a misnomer here, but I do think that AE should be
standard spelling on the website since it is de facto standard for CS
documentation in general.  Though I don't feel very strongly about it.

Regards,
  Fredrik




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