[lkml]   [2001]   [Dec]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: esr cut off my genitives
Followup to:  <1007229787.2134.10.camel@addlestones>
By author: Richard Russon <>
In newsgroup:
> Hi esr,
> There are a couple of lines of the patch I'm not quite happy with.
> > -Windows' Logical Disk Manager (Dynamic Disk) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
> > +Windows Logical Disk Manager (Dynamic Disk) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
> > -Windows' LDM extra logging
> > +Windows LDM extra logging
> Not wishing to sound too pedantic, but I did put the apostropes in on
> purpose. "Windows" is a plural noun and the genitive of it is "Windows'".
> Of course if it's a limitation of the new config tool I'll understand :-)
> (and you'll need to apply the following, too).
> -IBM's S/390 architecture
> +IBMs S/390 architecture

However, the use of genitives in the construction above is not really
the common usage. However, "IBMs S/390" is completely bogus -- it
should be "IBM S/390".

Also, if the tool can't handle ' I would fix the bloody tool.


<> at work, <> in private!
"Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot." <>
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:13    [W:0.428 / U:0.064 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site