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Re: Renaming of automake to automake1.4

On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 05:37:54PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> All the automake packages will provide the virtual package
> automaken (in the same spirit as emacsen) if you need to depend on any
> version of automake. 

I don't understand how you get "automaken".  emacs -> emacsen is a
parallel to ox -> oxen.  I don't think English has any "-ake" words
that become "-aken" in the plural.

There is a possible parallel with "take" -> "taken", but that would
make automaken an adjective.  ("This package is automaken, but it
doesn't work with the latest version.")
Is that what you mean?

Richard Braakman

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