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Re: Bug#196226: ITP: libio-socket-inet6-perl -- Object interface for AF_INET6 domain sockets

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 06:40:47PM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von
Bidder wrote:
> On Thursday 05 June 2003 16:52, Masahito Omote wrote:
> >                     IO::Socket::INET6" provides an object interface to
> >                     creating and using sockets in the AF_INET6 domain. It
> grammar: ... to create and use ...

I'm not sure I agree. The -ing words are known as gerunds, which
function as nouns, and in English grammar they're perfectly valid
objects of prepositions. Think of it as shorthand for "to the process of
creating and using sockets" if you like.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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