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Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:06:42 +0200
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On Sun, Jun 29 2008, Juanma Barranquero wrote:

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

I don't care much about this issue, but when looking for a ChangeLog
entry or a comment, it is easier to search only for a single spelling

> Also, I agree with Miles: differences in spelling (in comments and
> ChangeLog entries) add flavo[u]r. 

I'd guess it is much easier to unify the spelling globally than to
check if the location is user visible or not (comment vs. doc string,

> 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.

In contrast to s/initialise/initialize/g, this can't be done

Bye, Reiner.
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