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SubjectRe: esr cut off my genitives
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Followup to:  <1007229787.2134.10.camel@addlestones>
By author: Richard Russon <ldm@flatcap.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> 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.

-hpa

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