[linux-dvb] Bad English

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Sun Apr 9 11:38:09 CEST 2006


C.Y.M wrote:
> linuxtv at zacglen.com.au wrote:
>> Why are the Linux dvb devices are named /dev/dvb/adapterN/xxxM?
>>
>> Doesn't this just prove that computer programmers don't do well in
>> other subjects like English?
>>
>> An "adapter" is "one who adapts".
>> An "adaptor" is a device.
>>
>> Somebody should correct the glaring purile grammatical error before
>> it gets too deeply embedded.
>>
> 
> Is this a udev bug?
> 
> udev.rules:KERNEL=="dvb*",                      PROGRAM="/bin/sh -c 'K=%k;
> K=$${K#dvb}; printf dvb/adapter%%i/%%s $${K%%%%.*}
>  $${K#*.}", \
> 

a·dapt·er also a·dap·tor (ə-dăp'tər) pronunciation
n.

   1. One that adapts, such as a device used to effect operative compatibility
between different parts of one or more pieces of apparatus.
   2. Computer Science. A hardware device, such as a printed circuit board, that
enables a personal computer to use additional peripheral devices or hardware.


Seems there are two ways to spell that. IMHO, its already in way too many files
to change.




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