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Re: Build-Depends-Indep: debhelper, utilizing it in debian/rules clean

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 05:00:02PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> It would also be nice if the linda maintainer would learn to spell
> "dependent".

  shell$ dict dependant
  From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

    Dependant \De*pend"ant\, Dependance \De*pend"ance\, n.,
    Dependancy \De*pend"an*cy\, n.
       See {Dependent}, {Dependence}, {Dependency}.
       [1913 Webster]
       Note: The forms dependant, dependance, dependancy are from
	     the French; the forms dependent, etc., are from the
	     Latin. Some authorities give preference to the form
	     dependant when the word is a noun, thus distinguishing
	     it from the adjective, usually written dependent.
	     [1913 Webster]

"Some authorities" is not all inclusive by any means.  IOW, it doesn't
matter all that much.

Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>           http://www.wookimus.net/
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