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Re: [PATCH] Book fixes: typos, grammar, consistency

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-05-07 06:56:26 CEST

* Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz@red-bean.com> [2004-05-06 22:42]:
> On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 13:49, Michael W Thelen wrote:
> > * Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com> [2004-05-06 06:45]:
> > > > "UNIX" -> "Unix" (except in Fitz's acknowledgment)
> > >
> > > This has come up in all of the books I have written; the correct
> > > spelling is UNIX (all caps) since it is a registered trademark and
> > > a product name.
> >
> > There were 33 uses of "Unix" in the book and 3 uses of "UNIX", so I went
> > with the more common one, but I think you're right, it really should be
> > "UNIX" throughout.
> Well, we can debate this all day and all night, but I've got a trump
> card that no one else has played yet: The O'Reilly Style Guide
> (http://www.oreilly.com/oreilly/author/stylesheet.html), which says it's
> Unix. They're publishing it, so Unix it is.

Well, there you go. :-) Thanks for pointing out that URL... I am
willing to go through and see if there are any other phrases in the book
that ought to be brought into line with the O'Reilly style guide, too.
I'll see if I can do that this weekend.

-- Mike

Michael W. Thelen
Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.
                -- George Bernard Shaw

Received on Fri May 7 06:57:32 2004

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