[linux-dvb] Bad English

Marcus Metzler mocm at mocm.de
Sun Apr 9 11:41:35 CEST 2006


>>>>> "linuxtv" == linuxtv  <linuxtv at zacglen.com.au> writes:

    linuxtv> Why are the Linux dvb devices are named
    linuxtv> /dev/dvb/adapterN/xxxM?  Doesn't this just prove that
    linuxtv> computer programmers don't do well in other subjects like
    linuxtv> English?

    linuxtv> An "adapter" is "one who adapts".  An "adaptor" is a
    linuxtv> device.

    linuxtv> Somebody should correct the glaring purile grammatical
    linuxtv> error before it gets too deeply embedded.

Who said it is English?
See http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Adapter

and even if it is English:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=adapter


Marcus

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