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    SubjectRe: spelling of disc (disk) in /devfs
    On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Alan Chandler wrote:

    > I accidentally built my 2.4.1 kernel with /devfs so had a interesting
    > few minutes looking round it to see what it was doing.
    > The thing that struck me most was the spelling of disc with a 'c'. As
    > an Englishman this is the correct spelling for me most of the time,
    > but I have come to accept "as a technical term" disk (as in American)
    > is the right name for these devices.
    > I now find myself confused with the new approach.

    It had always been my assumption that non-optical storage media used the
    'disk' spelling, whereas optical media, such as CDs, DVDs, and MO, were
    reffered to using the 'disc' spelling.

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