Re: Bug#124757: parsable vs. parseable
On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 12:08:55PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> --- orig/info Mon Dec 17 15:52:33 2001
> +++ corrected/info Mon Dec 17 15:59:04 2001
> @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
> Package: info
> Description: Standalone GNU Info documentation browser
> - The Info file format is an easily-parsable representation for online
> + The Info file format is an easily-parseable representation for online
> documents. This program allows you to view Info documents, like the
> ones stored in /usr/share/info and /usr/info.
> Why? I thought the rule isn't so... cf. "translatable".
It depends on the word...the rules are different for nouns and verbs, and
depending on the spelling. In this case, the rule is "drop silent final -e
except after c and g". The 'e' in 'parse' is silent, so it should be
In this particular case, I made the correction purely based on a spelling
dictionary, but it was backed up with a reference to the OED (see #124609).