Subject: pkg/24400: "suffixes" is the correct plural for "suffix"
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Date: 02/12/2004 08:10:49
>Synopsis: "suffixes" is the correct plural for "suffix"
>Arrival-Date: Thu Feb 12 13:12:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Todd Vierling
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.2
DUH.ORG: Pointing out the obvious since 1994.
Since pkgsrc has a history of nitpicking its variable names' correctness
of grammar... 8-)
In bsd.pkg.mk, introduced in 1.884 (whee, that was a while ago):
According to M-W and OED, "suffices" is not a correct plural of the noun
"suffix"; rather, it is the singular present tense of the verb "suffice".