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

Hi, Colin Watson wrote:

> 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.

IMHO: You can either write "provides an object interface to create ...",
or "... an interface for creating ...".

Disclaimer: I'm not a native English speaker, but that hasn't stopped me
before. ;-)

Matthias Urlichs   |   {M:U} IT Design @ m-u-it.de   |  smurf@smurf.noris.de
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Do not use that foreign word "ideals".  We have that excellent native
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