[Patch, committed] Fix spelling of cannot in config/ directory

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Fri Aug 13 18:21:00 GMT 2004


Andrew Pinski writes:
 > 
 > On Aug 13, 2004, at 10:31 AM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
 > 
 > > Andrew Pinski <pinskia@physics.uc.edu> writes:
 > >
 > >> I forgot how I found cannot was misspelled, I think there was a PR  
 > >> about it but here is the patch
 > >> I had in my cleanup tree for about 3 weeks now for config directory.
 > >
 > > Uh, "can not" is perfectly good English.
 > 
 > 
 > Yes but they do not mean the same thing, see
 > <http://www.languagehat.com/archives/000876.php>.

He's entitled to his opinion, but Webster, Chambers, and the OED say
he's wrong.  Some authorities prefer cannot, but making this change on
that basis is unjustified.

Andrew.



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