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Steve Hay
April 26, 2007 07:00
Re: [PATCH] perlre.pod spellcheck
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Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:06:25AM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 10:43 +0200, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
>>> On 23/04/07, Alexandr Ciornii <> wrote:
>>>> Hello!
>>>> Corrected several spell/format errors.
>>> Thanks, applied as change #31067 (except the change in spelling in
>>> optimise/optimize -- I guess we don't want to go down that path and
>>> start standardizing the core docs on whatever flavour [flavor?] of
> Ooh. I didn't notice that. Z (US) then OUR (UK) in one sentence.
> (Although Nick Ing-Simmons would observe that the Z form is older in English,
> and (IIRC) was changed to S when there was a fad were French was fashionable)

I think the Z in optimize is current UK English: The current UK editions 
of the Oxford, Chambers, Collins and Penguin dictionaries (at least) all 
go with Z as the main spelling and S as an alternative.


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