Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/dist/am-utils/fsinfo
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/2003 10:16:53
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 06:59:14PM -0400, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> > The good old Second edition (which they will only get - Heaven
> > forfend! - by prying it out of my cold dead hands) doesn't list
> > 'coordinate' at all. But the OED ought to trump everything else -
> > including Knuth and Fowler - in such matters, n'est-ce pas?
> "Co-ordinate" is the British, Canadian, and American-from-n-decades-ago
> spelling.  The modern American spelling is "coordinate," and it looks
> like the British spelling is moving to that too.  Canadians really
> like the hyphen though :).  Since it looks like NetBSD is
> standardizing on the American spellings, we should go with "coordinate."

Well, since Fowler published "Modern English Usage" in 1926, and he 
recommends coordinate, I'd hardly say that British English (sic) is only 
moving that way...