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Subject: Re: admin_commands, take two
From: "William R. Dickson -- System Administration" <wdickson @ nwnexus . net>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 09:51:52 -0700
To: Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs @ hpc . uh . edu>, Bill Houle <bhoule @ sparc . sandiegoca . ncr . com>
Cc: majordomo-workers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <ufa90kafkyg.fsf@sina.hpc.uh.edu>
References: Bill Houle's message of "Thu, 27 Aug 1998 00:10:31 -0700(PDT)" <199808270710.AAA11089@sparc.sandiegoca.ncr.com>

At 11:28 AM -0500 8/27/98, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>>> "BH" == Bill Houle <bhoule@sparc.sandiegoca.ncr.com> writes:
>
>BH> Jeffrey Friedl (O'Reilly RegExp book author) argues that it should be
>BH> "regex", since the plural flows better in that form
>
>My only concern is that the documentation should be consistent.  I've used
>'regexp' throughout when needing to use an abbreviation of 'regular
>expression'; I saw 'regex' being used and figured that either they should
>be changed to 'regexp' or that all occurrences of 'regexp' should be
>changed to 'regex'.  Either one or the other (I don't care which) but not
>both.

I'll change them all to "regexp" or "regular expression", depending on
context.  The world "expression" is easily pluralized :).

-Bill

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