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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 01/36] qapi: generalize documentation of str

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 01/36] qapi: generalize documentation of streaming commands
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:41:51 +0000

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Kevin Wolf <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 11.07.2012 18:00, schrieb Paolo Bonzini:
>> Il 15/06/2012 18:45, Eric Blake ha scritto:
>>> Pre-existing, but do we have any policy on US (canceled) vs. UK
>>> (cancelled) spelling?  Obviously, our API spelling is locked into UK
>>> spelling, but if the docs generally prefer US spelling, do we need to
>>> adjust things here?  But any such adjustments should be separate
>>> commits, so no impact to my reviewed-by.
>> I had no idea that it was UK vs. US spelling.  I just assumed canceled
>> was wrong. :)  I would use UK spelling consistently for this word.
> Both UK and US spellings are widely used within qemu and the advantages
> of a standardisation on one of them are probably not worth discussions
> about which one is "better". Whoever writes the code, decides what
> spelling he uses.

The code should be written in clear English, but let's standardize the
variant only after there are no other spelling or grammar errors :).

But the user visible interface should use only either UK or US
spelling consistently, the other one should be handled by UI
localization. Though there probably is no interest to l10n, I can't
remember anyone ever asking.

> And yes, "canceled" looks ugly to me. ;-)
> Kevin

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