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Re: The Second Great Spelling Check (Re: Package descriptions and making them better)

On Nov 17, Joey Hess wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I wrote a patch to make ispell smart about the Debian control file format
> > (see bug #119782), seeded the dictionary with package names and parts
> > thereof, and in chunks over the course of the past month and a half,
> > spell-checked my entire available file.  The diff is available at:
> > 
> > http://people.debian.org/~mdz/spelling/corrections.diff.gz
> That's some amazing work. I will have any of my packages that are
> effected, though I might not bother to upload right now for the more
> pendantic capitalization changes.
> - its perversity and horribleness, designed by Don Woods and James Lyon, who
> + its perverseness and horribleness, designed by Don Woods and James Lyon, who
> I have to disagree with this change to intercal. My dictionary lists
> perversity as a synonem of perverseness. It's also the wording the
> upstream author chose, in a well-written and amusing document.

It violates parallelism, but since upstream uses "perversity" it
probably should get a free pass.

Plus, perversity sounds better than perverseness.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

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