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Re: prolog vs prologue


On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 03:55:07PM +1000, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> On 15-Jul-2003, Ben Elliston <bje@wasabisystems.com> wrote:
> > I've noticed that there is an inconsistency between the spelling of
> > "prolog"/"epilog" and "prologue"/"epilogue" throughout GCC.
> ...
> > Which should it be, so that I can submit a patch to correct this?
> 
> IMHO it should be prologue/epilogue -- to avoid confusion with
> the Prolog programming language (not so much of a problem now,
> but could get a lot worse if GCC gains a Prolog front-end).

I had thought that this was a British/American difference, but
Merriam-Webster (probably the best-reputation American English
dictionary) lists "prologue" as the preferred spelling and "prolog"
as a variant.  So we should go with "prologue" as it seems preferred
on both sides of the ocean.
 


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