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From Simon Kitching <>
Subject Re: [lang] StringUtils misspelled method names?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 23:29:38 GMT
As a user of, rather than contributor to, lang, I agree with Stephen.

While also a "Queen's English" user, the convention for programming
libraries is clearly established as US English. All the java standard
libraries use this convention, so it seems inconsistent to use other
spelling elsewhere. I bet C++ libraries, Gnome libraries, etc. also use
US English spellings for public methods.



On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 11:23, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Although I am English and use the correct English spelling, I would probably
> prefer these to be spelt as US english.
> Why? Well practically all computer driven spelling is US, eg.
> capitalize (US English) not capitalise (correct English)
> color (US English) not colour (correct English)
> If we are to change them, then this is the time. The [lang] 2.0 release is
> the tidy up release involving deprecations. I don't expect or want further
> deprecations in 3.0.
> Having said that, I can't work up the will to actually make the change. So
> +1 if someone wants to make the effort and supply a patch.

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