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[bug#30797] [PATCH 1/2] gnu: Add emacs-exec-path-from-shell

From: Oleg Pykhalov
Subject: [bug#30797] [PATCH 1/2] gnu: Add emacs-exec-path-from-shell
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:16:30 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Clément Lassieur <address@hidden> writes:
>> This has been discussed there:
>> :-)
> Well, then... I don't expect anything else than a proclamation by Richard
> Stallman can settle the question ;-)


    On Thu, Feb 23 2012, Glenn Morris wrote:
    > A critical question. What is the standard form in GNU manuals for using
    > the possessive apostrophe with singular nouns ending in "s"?
    >   This is one of Emacs's most important features.
    > or
    >   This is one of Emacs' most important features.

    Actually, [1] states that the latter form can be used only with
    /regular/ nouns ending in "s", but many people use the plural form
    "Emacsen", so, in current usage, "Emacs" is not a regular noun.



    It's worse than that: "Emacs" is a plural form used as singular.
    "Emacs" originally stood for "Editing macros".

It's not clear to me what is the right form to use.

In Emacs source code repository:

$ ag -H --nobreak --nofilename "Emacs' @" | wc -l
=> 0

$ ag -H --nobreak --nofilename "Emacs's @" | wc -l
=> 9

$ ag -H --nobreak --nofilename "Emacs @" | wc -l
=> 68

So, I think we should stick to “Emacs” or “Emacs's”.

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