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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 11:59:14AM +0100, Sander wrote:
> Erik Mouw wrote (ao):
> > Last night I've been browsing a little more through Dijkstra's papers,
> > and in a completely unrelated paper[1] about a now obsolete computer I
> > found that "prolaag" is a neologism coming from "probeer te verlagen",
> > which means "try and decrease".
>
> "probeer te verlagen" translates to "try to decrease".
>
> "try and decrease" would be "probeer en verlaag".

I know, but that's how Dijkstra translates it. I guess he knew what he
meant.


Erik

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