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

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 09:00:25AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> I'm disappointed if the docs have been patched quietly to expand the
> "singular they" bug.  There's almost no need for it.  When reasonably
> possible, please phrase things in such a way to avoid assuming gender,
> or switch some examples.  We could actually be sending positive
> messages by including examples clearly of both genders, instead of
> confusing some people with singular they.

I think it is reasonable to first fix the bug (no gender neutrality) in
the most straight-forward way, which is probably the singular they, as
it does not require major rewriting.

Enhancing the text afterwards in the ways you propose is certainly a
good thing and should be pursued - maybe you could send a patch or
something?  In any case, we should keep it in mind as a wishlist bug (or
file it as a real wishlist bug if a devref pseudo-package exists).


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