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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/rtsold
On May 24, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 16:47:08 +0000
> From: David Holland <dholland-sourcechanges%NetBSD.org@localhost>
> Message-ID: <20130524164708.GA108%netbsd.org@localhost>
> | : -The default interval for router advertisements, which is on the order
> of 10
> | : +The default interval for router advertisements, which is in the order
> of 10
> | ...it should be "on"
> Actually, I think it should be "of".
> "in" when it relates to orders would be used for the kind of order where
> a follows b follows c - those are in the order of ...
> "on" when it relates to orders would refer to something that is written,
> and there may be a note, on the order, that X should be added, or ...
> "of" when it relates to orders comes to comparisons, and is the variant
> that is meant here, it means "approximately 10 minutes", or "of the order
> of 10 minutes".
In the US we use "on" for what you've said you'd think you'd use "of". "on the
order of 10 minutes" means "about 10 minutes."
I think the original text was correct.
But it would be perhaps more international to say "which should be
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