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Re: [PATCH] Spelling fix :=)

From: Per Winkvist <per.winkvist_at_telia.com>
Date: 2002-09-15 00:17:53 CEST

On Monday 09 September 2002 19.26, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> > Have you asked a spelling checker? All of mine prefer "file system"
> > over "filesystem". I bet Per's does, too. I'm tempted to check in this
> > change, just to make the language mix in our documents more
> > colourful. :-)
> Heh, don't even get me *started* on the use of dictionaries as blanket
> sources of authority instead of as references to usage in unfamiliar
> domains.
> This particular domain is very familiar to all of us; if we know that
> "filesystem" is common, and the spell checkers don't, then it's time
> to submit a patch to the spell checkers :-).

Yes, I ran it through ispell. I ignored HOWTO and WALKTHROUGH but when I saw
that it barked on filesystem I took a look in
/opt/kernel/linux/Documentation/filesystems/ what they used. The file I
looked in used "file system" :=)

Later after I had sent the patch I took another look and I saw that
"filesystem" was used way more in the kernel docs...

I knew, I knew, I should have spent the time looking for why svn gave me an
error when I tried to commit svn:ignore changes for a directory instead of
the spelling thingie :=)


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