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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: [lang] StringUtils misspelled method names?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 00:36:33 GMT
May I suggest that we update the developer's guide to provide the US-English
guideline?

gg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 16:50
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: [lang] StringUtils misspelled method names?
> 
> 
> The difficulty comes in what you define the project as. If it's Lang, then
> we generally don't care. If it's Jakarta, then I suspect there's a strong
> enough pro-US vote.
> 
> As none of the non-US-english writing people so far have really cared,
> I'll go ahead and commit a change. Deprecating the old spelling and
> introducing the new spelling.
> 
> Hen
> 
> On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Brett Porter wrote:
> 
> > There has just been a debate on the Linux Kernel mailing list about this
> -
> > actually a lot of that code is in British English.
> >
> > I say it should be whatever the majority of developers are comfortable
> with
> > and it must be consistent across the project. Everyone else can press
> > Ctrl-space in their IDE :) US English sounds fine in general - the rest
> of
> > the world is usually aware of how the spellings differ (although the
> reverse
> > is not always the case :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Brett
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Simon Kitching [mailto:simon@ecnetwork.co.nz]
> > > Sent: Thursday, 14 August 2003 9:30 AM
> > > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> > > Subject: Re: [lang] StringUtils misspelled method names?
> > >
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Simon
> > >
> > > 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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