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Re: [PATCH] Spelling fix :=)

From: Colin Putney <cputney_at_whistler.net>
Date: 2002-09-09 10:17:20 CEST

On Sunday, September 8, 2002, at 09:29 PM, Peter Davis wrote:

> You're right, my spellchecker doesn't like "filesystem" either. And
> neither
> does dictionary.com. Google?
> http://www.google.com/search?q=filesystem -> 520,000 pages
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22file%20system%22 -> 1,090,000 pages
> Hmm, maybe I am in the minority after all. Well, the fact that
> "filesystem"
> has been used probably millions of times on all those pages means it's
> about
> as close to a real word as you can get. I wouldn't worry about it :)

I'd say "filesystem" is the more appropriate term in this context. It's
a technical term, with a very specific meaning, unlike "file system"
with could be any system of files. "File system" might, for example,
refer to a particular method of organizing pieces of paper in folders
stored in a metal cabinet.


Colin Putney

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