Subject: Re: [ bsdgames: number claims English output, but outputs in American]
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
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	                            
   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