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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/rtsold
On Sat, 25 May 2013, Robert Elz wrote:
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 16:47:08 +0000
From: David Holland <dholland-sourcechanges%NetBSD.org@localhost>
| : -The default interval for router advertisements, which is on the order of
| : +The default interval for router advertisements, which is in the order of
| ...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 US English, it would be "on the order of" which means "around" or
"about". In fact, can't we just replace it with one of those?
Hisashi T Fujinaka - htodd%twofifty.com@localhost
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