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Re: discoveribility [Re: dash.el [was: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el i

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: discoveribility [Re: dash.el [was: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs]]
Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 00:54:28 +0700

On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 00:36, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:

>    I can see how wanting to rename capitalize to titleize makes people
>    cry from the Emacs lisp perspective and how it feels silly from the
>    "rest of the languages" perspective (that you have "titleize" but not
>    "capitalize").
> I think it makes people cry from an English language perspective
> too... One is an actual word, the other isn't!
> It also is misleading, since it will lower case all words follow the
> first one, where in an actual title one would expect things like
> subjects to be capitalize.  E.g, the chapter title "Strings and
> Characters" -- we do not want it to be "Strings and characters"!

On the other hand, capitalizing each word in a title is a peculiarity
of English and a few other languages, and even there the naïve
approach of capitalizing every word does not yield the grammatically
correct result.

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