Spelling fixes - abbreviation question

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 17:18:48 CST 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 2:44 PM, Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm seeing quite a few abbreviations. While they don't hurt anything,
> they do give the code a slang tone. I personally think that wine is a
> very professional project, and it's code should reflect that. While
> this is obviously a very generic question, I wanted to clarify before
> submitting some changes for these.
> A few examples. These are all in comments, not in actual code, and I'm
> checking to make sure compilation/tests still pass before submitting.
> mem -> memory
> init -> initialize
> concat -> concatenate
> nr/num -> number
> infos -> information
> manuf -> manufacturer
> Etc. Anyone have any objections to these being changed? Call me a
> grammar nazi, but it's easier to read when not shortened like that.

I object.  They're perfectly readable as abbreviations.  We try to
have as few style rules as possible, and not allowing abbreviations
goes too far.

James Hawkins

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