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- To: dalej at apple dot com (Dale Johannesen)
- Subject: Re: spelling
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 18:59:55 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> As long as we [i.e. Joseph Myers] are fixing this, do we want to establish
> consistent spellings for "initializ/se" and "optimiz/se"? Both variants
> occur in the sources. There are probably others. (I know, this is a case
> for i18n, but it's not there.)
These things have a way of turning into petty wars. But if we must
choose: Since the original gcc manual is by RMS, it seems reasonable
follow the style he established and therefore choose the American
spellings: -ize not -ise, -or not -our etc.
(Ideally in cases where the UK and US spellings differ for a command line
switch, the compiler would accept both to minimize user frustration).