[merge] Registry

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Mon Oct 16 07:36:30 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 09:41 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> Can we also get hardcore about apostrophes?  There's a certain core
> dev
> who often omits them, and I always find that contractions which are
> missing their apostrophes are quite jarring.  "dont" and "cant" are
> acceptable in symbol names, but I don't think they belong in doctexts
> or
> comments.  (Though "cant" is a real word that means something else.)
> Getting more serious about grammar will make it a bit harder to merge
> patches.  We might want to consider making integrators take
> responsibility for tweaking grammar, because I don't want this to
> become
> an extra hoop for non-native English speakers to jump through.
> (I can't really come up with an inoffensive way of phrasing this.  Not
> only do some non-native speakers have superlative grammar, but some
> native speakers have quite poor grammar.  Anyhow, I've got good
> intentions, I swear.) 

I'm probably that core dev - I freely admit to being somewhat grammar
blind, and am happy to have better rules handed to me - it's not
something that I generally care about, as they are invisible when
spoken :).

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