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Re: [bug #39028] [patch] fix and uniformize four error messages

From: Norbert Thiebaud
Subject: Re: [bug #39028] [patch] fix and uniformize four error messages
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 18:26:32 -0500

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Edward Welbourne <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I think "integer" is meant instead of "integral".

'integral' is the adjective form of 'integer', so, in context, it is
correctly used.
>> Eg C99 uses "integral" as an adjective meaning "of integers",

C99 and Merriam Webster, Oxford, etc...

> How about using plain language and calling it a "whole number"
> instead of using jargon ?

How about not catering to the lowest common denominator and devolving
to baby-speech for fear that someone may be intimidated by a
dictionary ?


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