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    SubjectRe: spelling of disc (disk) in /devfs
    Oh you English people,

    why do you do it so complicated?
    We even don't need a kernel locale.

    Take the nominations as they are, color/colour,
    disk/disc/diskette/floppy, etc.

    And if you write by yourself, do it as you spell it.
    I'd even write it German if I wasn't used to speak
    fully English whilst coding.

    And dont bother about names:
    - Namen sind Schall und Rauch. Was zaehlt, ist das, was drin ist.
    (for tho who can understand it. the others: sorry, it's a cite.)

    Does it _actually_ make a prob to use disc in devfs instead
    of the (correct) disk when changing it broke configuration?
    We are _not_ M$, we (usually) _dont_ break old systems.
    And __colour does only matter when you directly access it.

    Really, it's inconsistent, but it happened - so...
    You could consider changing it on a two-year solution:
    create a hardlink /dev/disks <-> /dev/discs in the KERNEL(!!)
    and remove /dev/discs in two years.
    Meanwhile everyone reading docu will have upgraded ;-)
    (ref. to the 4-week pause before ECN on


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