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Re: Hurd vs. Google Summer of Code 2010


From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Hurd vs. Google Summer of Code 2010
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:33:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

Hi,

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 01:18:05PM +0100, Carl Fredrik Hammar wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 05:12:47AM +0100, address@hidden
> wrote:

> > 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.

Oh, sorry... Didn't spot this among all those other commits from Thomas.
So thanks and blame for these go to you of course -- please make good
use of both ;-)

> > 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.

I actually did the same, just to be sure :-) Though "userspace" vs.
"user space" looked about even...

Anyways, as I said, while I don't think these changes were necessary, I
don't mind them, aside from the microkernel one.

> 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...

Right... Thanks again for doing it :-)

> > - "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.

Standardise on the illiterate Americans!? ;-)

Probably you are right... I guess I just like being different ;-)

-antrik-




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