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    SubjectRe: elevator algorithm bug in ll_rw_blk.c
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    Riley Williams <rhw@bigfoot.com> writes:

    > 2. European definition: An elevator is a set of stairs that move
    > up or down (as set) continuously, with passengers stepping on
    > at one end and off at the other without having to move in
    > between. They are usually installed in pairs, one going each
    > way. I don't know what this is called in the USA.

    No, that is an escalator.

    AFAIK, `elevator', if it has a definition at all, means `a US word for
    a lift', in UK English.

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