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Re: DEP1: Non Maintainer Uploads (final call for review)

MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:

> However, balance of examples and judicious use of "one" and "a
> developer" would be better than butchering the English language and
> making the document more confusing by using "they" to stand for a
> definite singular quantity without context.

"They" has been used for exactly that purpose in English for centuries and
is used naturally and routinely by English speakers in common speech.  The
butchering of English was the futile attempt to impose prescriptive Latin
grammar on a non-Latin language and remove constructs like this.
Restoring them is undoing the butchering.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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