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Re: Consensus on MT-, AS- and AC-Safety docs.

On Nov 25, 2013, Torvald Riegel <> wrote:

> On Mon, 2013-11-25 at 17:40 -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Nov 25, 2013, Torvald Riegel <> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2013-11-23 at 11:02 -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> >> On Nov 22, 2013, Torvald Riegel <> wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> > Thus, it will be in the context of full English sentences
>> >> 
>> >> Actually, no; the context of the keywords is supposed to be a one-line
>> >> âtableâ already containing such abbreviated English words as MT-Safe and
>> >> AC-Unsafe.  It's not running text in any way you look at it.
>> > I was referring to the documentation that even the one-line "table"
>> > would be part of.  Which is mostly full English sentences, right?
>> I don't think so.  At least the following line, like every line that
>> would precede the table, doesn't seem like English, let alone English
>> sentences, to me ;-)
>> void *realloc (void *addr, size_t size)

> But we document what realloc does in full English sentences, don't we?

Yeah, but why should a table without running sentences that's
conceptually and physically closer to the non-English prototype be
forced into standards that don't even apply to the running text, where
non-English words and contractions often appear in the middle of

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