Subject: Re: bin/19141: Typos in make (mostly in source)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/2002 10:34:01
On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 10:30:13AM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> There are several comments inside make's source which contain some
Erm - not all of them are typos!
> * If member contains variables, try and substitute for them.
> * This will slow down archive specs with dynamic sources, of course,
> - * since we'll be (non-)substituting them three times, but them's
> - * the breaks -- we need to do this since SuffExpandChildren calls
> + * since we'll be (non-)substituting them three times, but their
> + * breaks -- we need to do this since SuffExpandChildren calls
> * us, otherwise we could assume the thing would be taken care of
> * later.
The proposed text doesn't scan at all. I THINK "but them's the breaks"
is just slang for "that is athe downside" or similar.
> * Compat_Run Initialize things for this module and recreate
> - * thems as need creatin'
> + * them as need creating.
More slang: "thems as need" => "that which needs"
> - * Note that any nested fors are just passed through; they get handled
> + * Note that any nested for are just passed through; they get handled
'for' is a noun here, so can be pluralised...
> -This behaviour can be disabled by assigning an empty value to
> +This behavior can be disabled by assigning an empty value to
$ echo behavior|ispell -l
'behaviour' is the correct spelling where I come from :-)
> -This behaviour is disabled if
> +This behavior is disabled if
I'm also not sure about hyphenation.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org