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Re: Spelling of "dependent"


Joseph S. Myers wrote:-

> The Debian list of common spelling errors I've been mostly fixing in GCC
> includes "dependant" and "dependancy" as spelling errors, correct
> spellings "dependent" and "dependency".  Dictionaries seem to include both
> forms of "dependent", with the form with an 'e' preferred for the
> adjective and with 'a' preferred for the noun.  Should we standardize on
> "dependent" as the adjective spelling in GCC, and "dependency"?

That has my vote.

Neil.


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