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RE: Why no static GLIB/GLIB2 libraries?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'The elements of style'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 12:20:53 -0000
- Subject: RE: Why no static GLIB/GLIB2 libraries?
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
Joe Smith wrote:
> Gerrit said:
>> Actually Gerrit is a male and
> Yeah, I had always suspected such :D
>> Corinna is a female name,
> Again I suspected this.
> However, oddly, you identified your own gender, but for Corinna, you
> merely noted that by custom,
> that name is assigned to females. You did not state the fairly obvious,
> but never-the-less important fact
> that this Corinna is indeed female.
No, you've misread how this slightly complicated english language
construction is meant to be read:
>> Actually Gerrit is a male and Corinna is a female name,
that is to say (use monospaced font to read this:)
/ Gerrit is a male \
Actually< (and) >name.
\ Corinna is a female /
Or IOW, it should be read as "Actually Gerrit is a male name and Corinna is a
female name", but we elide the repetition of "name". Think of it like
associativity in maths: (a + b) x c == (a x c) + (b x c). It could also be
>> Actually Gerrit is a male and Corinna a female name,
which might be the slightly more common way to do it.
>> however Gerrit is also a female name in Germany.
> Hmm... That is odd. It does not sound at all like a female name to me.
Which only goes to show that you aren't German!
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