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Re: final format() changes

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: Re: final format() changes
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:37:36 +0900
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On 10/19/19 12:13 AM, Rik wrote:
> On 10/17/2019 09:28 PM, Kai Torben Ohlhus wrote:
>> On 10/17/19 12:29 PM, Rik wrote:
>>> On 10/16/2019 07:25 PM, Kai Torben Ohlhus wrote:
>>>> Thank you both a lot.  Maybe I can extend the NEWS [1] about multiple
>>>> format options, if you want?
>>> Sure.
>>> --Rik
>> Done https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/37f9eb2c05e0
> I made a slight tweak here
> https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/3912e3a74e31.
> It turns out that English has a specific word, "rightmost"
> (https://www.thefreedictionary.com/rightmost), for the concept you were
> trying to convey, "the 'most right' argument takes precedence".  At least
> to a native speaker, "rightmost" sounds better to the ear.
> About 1/3 of English words are cognates (similar) to German words, for
> example, Apfel -> apple or Eisberg -> iceberg.  If I had to guess, I'd say
> that English also borrowed the German tendency to smash two words together
> into a new one, as for example Weltmarktführer to mean world (Welt) market
> (markt) leader (führer).  In this case, "right" + "most" = "rightmost".
> --Rik

Thanks for the improvement Rik.  Of course the documentation should be
in the best possible English and you taught me another nice word that I
hope to remember in these situations to conceal I am not a native
English speaker ;-)


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