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Re: [PATCH] more typo/wording fixes

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 12:53:44 CET

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 06:23:36AM -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
>>> - here, and a md5 checksum (if available.) */
>>> + here, and an md5 checksum (if available). */
>> Minor nit - "md5" stands for "Message Digest 5", so the correct
>> pronoun is "a", not "an".
>>
>
> ... depending on whether you spell out the acronym when you enounter it
> or not; I do, so, for me, 'an MD5' ('an emm-dee five') reads better.

I just know what my editors have told me (repeatedly :) in writing my
books, and you're "supposed to" use the pronoun for the spelled-out
acronym and not the letters. I'm no English expert, but I'm assuming
they are...

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Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com
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