[linux-dvb] Bad English

Eduard Werner edi.werner at gmx.de
Sun Apr 9 11:36:40 CEST 2006


Njedźelu 09 apryla 200611:32, Nico Sabbi pisaše:
> 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.
>
> and change all applications that refer to adapterN ?
> I prefer to keep this grammatical error

I don't. The device should be named adaptor, and for compatibility reasons a 
symlink to adapter would be sufficient, so you can't really say that it 
breaks anything. In KDE translations, messages are changing every day because 
of grammar issues.

Edi



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