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Re: [Patch, fortran] PR24866 - ping
- From: Jerry DeLisle <jvdelisle at verizon dot net>
- To: Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask dot apl dot washington dot edu>
- Cc: Paul Thomas <paulthomas2 at wanadoo dot fr>, "'fortran at gcc dot gnu dot org'" <fortran at gcc dot gnu dot org>, patch <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 19:06:05 -0700
- Subject: Re: [Patch, fortran] PR24866 - ping
- References: <44F35978.email@example.com> <20060829004633.GA1276@troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
Steve Kargl wrote:
On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 11:00:40PM +0200, Paul Thomas wrote:
This is OK. Although I must ask, what is a doppelganger?
A doppelgänger (pronunciation (help·info)) is the ghostly double of a living
person. The word doppelgänger is a loanword from German, written there (as any
noun) with an initial capital letter Doppelgänger, composed from doppel, meaning
"double", and gänger, as "walker". In English, the word is conventionally not
capitalized, and it is also common to drop the German diacritic umlaut on the
letter "a" and write "doppelganger", although the correct spelling without
umlaut is "doppelgaenger".
The term has, in the vernacular, come to refer to any double or look-alike of a
person, most commonly in reference to a so-called evil twin, or to bilocation.
Alternatively, the word is used to describe a phenomenon where you catch your
own image out of the corner of your eye. In some mythologies, seeing one's own
doppelgänger is an omen of death. A doppelgänger seen by friends or relatives of
a person may sometimes bring bad luck, or indicate an approaching illness or