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Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:13:14 +0200

> For consistency.  Consistency looks good, both for maintainers
> and (when visible to them) to the users.

Once you quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson's "A foolish consistency is the
hobgoblin of little minds" in this list, and (no offense intended) it
seems appropriate now.

Also, I agree with Miles: differences in spelling (in comments and
ChangeLog entries) add flavo[u]r. Much better that fixing "initialise"
in ChangeLog entries would be to fix bad grammar (there's a lot, and I
know it firsthand because I've perpetrated a few instances myself),
check for missing entries (there are a lot of these), duplicate
entries, non-monotonic times (days or weeks apart, not just arising
from time-zone differences), lots and lots of cases of using
"wildcards" to refer to several variables (which is against our
ChangeLog policies, AFAICS), etc. etc.


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