Assorted spelling fixes.
mstefani at redhat.com
Thu Aug 4 05:39:33 CDT 2011
Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2011, Frédéric Delanoy wrote:
>>> -rem Removing non-existent directory
>>> +rem Removing nonexistent directory
>> There is apparently no hard rule on the usage of hypens between 'non'
>> and a subsequent adjective, but I've seen lots of "non-" (sometimes
>> even "non ") so I wouldn't call that a spelling error.
>> Furthermore, the "non-" form is more readable IMHO
> My paper dictionary lists a number of 'non-xxx' and 'nonxxx' words. It
> has 'nonexistent' and not 'non-existent'. The Merriam-Webster also
> prefers 'nonexistent'.
> Mozilla did a pass through their code replacing 'onn-existent' with
> However I'll acknowledge that a number of other online dictionaries
> seem to accept both forms. Maybe the explanation is in the Cambridge
> Dictionaries; they have 'non-existent' in the British dictionary and
> 'nonexistent' in the US one.
> Overall 'nonexistent' seemed better referenced in the dictionaries and
> more 'legitimate'. But I can leave either form as is if that's
It is not a spelling fix then and shouldn't be included in a "spelling
fixes" patch. You could do a "Standardize to 'nonexistent'" patch but
that would IMHO stretch the scope of this kind of janitorial fixes.
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