Subject: Re: [email@example.com: bsdgames: number claims English output, but outputs in American]
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 11/17/2003 09:12:12
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:50:29PM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 04:49:24PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> To summarise - there is or was no dictat from The NetBSD Foundation
> that the project must use American spelling in all its documentation,
> nor do I believe that there should be one. My own preference is to be
> inclusive on this - I would much prefer to see any documentation
> whatsoever, even if it has a different spelling to the one with which
> I'm familiar.
I disagree. Like Bill, I have a distinct recollection that we agreed
long ago to standardize on American English in our code and documentation
in NetBSD. I believe the discussion might have predated your involvement
with the project.
It sounds like you think a witch-hunt for Anglicisms is underway. I see
no evidence that that is or will be the case, and do think that it is
both useful and necessary to pick a default dialect as a general guideline.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp! You towel! You
plate!" and so on. --Sigmund Freud