On Thursday, 16 May 2002 at 16:40:25 +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Wed, 15 May 2002, Tom Rhodes wrote:
>> more file system > filesystem
> The number of these changes probably shows that the change is from
> one correct spelling to another at best, or backwards at worst. I
> prefer "file system" in most contexts.
Agreed. There's no evidence that "filesystem" is correct. Most spell
checkers flag it. I've just checked the usage in print media. I
grabbed seven books which seemed relatively representative: 4.4BSD
System manager's manual (with the original McKusick et al "A Fast File
System for UNIX" (sic), "The Design and Implementation of 4.4BSD",
"Design of the OSF/1 Operating System", Bach "The Design of the UNIX
Operating System", a better unknown "UNIX Internals" by Shaw and Shaw,
the Bell System Technical Journal original report on UNIX, and
Goodheart and Cox "The Magic Garden Explained: Internals of SVR4".
With the exception of the 4.4BSD book, they all spell it "file
system". This is also consistent with English spelling rules. I
would therefore ask that at very least all these commits be backed
out. If you want to be consistent, change all incidents of
"filesystem" to "file system".
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