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Re: [fortran,patch] fix typos
Tobias Burnus wrote:
Bernhard Fischer wrote:
where significand could also sometimes mean mantissa, i think
I really should check more dictionaries :-(
The good old Oxford English Dictionary does not contain "significand"
and the Marriam-Webster does neither.
But Oxford's "A Dictionary of Computing" indeed contains:
"In the context of computing, a more common name for the mantissa is the
Also, for this sort of thing, a Google search on "define:significand"
tends to find reasonably good results -- there are a lot of up-to-date
dictionaries of computer terms online that it looks through.
I'm reasonably sure that the word intended here was "non-contiguous",
I reverted to "discontiguous"; I also incorporated the change to
-Wimplicit-interface as suggested by Bernhard Fischer.
Well, I think you were right the first time in considering this to be an
error -- I merely objected to the way of fixing it. :)
Google does find a lot of people using "discontiguous", though, so maybe
it's a real word. On the other hand, "noncontiguous" is more common,
and I think it sounds a lot better.