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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation
Sander <> writes:

> 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".

Just in case you don't know, "try and" in English is an informal
equivalent of "try to". I agree your translation is probably better. :)

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