[fpc-pascal]Compiler uses bad English: "amount" vs "number"

BigMatt19 at aol.com BigMatt19 at aol.com
Sat May 25 05:54:13 CEST 2002

In a message dated Fri, 24 May 2002  9:49:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pasco at acm.org writes:

> I beg to differ, but it is not, since "parameters" is countable, the
> correct word is "number", not "amount."
I will agree to disagree on this point since I really think it is a non-issue anyway.  Perhaps Oxford English states this is the case but I still contend that either would be fine.

> You missed my point.  I'm not attacking the FPC developers;
> I'm trying to help them.

I get your point now.


> Thank you, gj, you got the spirit of what I meant.
> Certainly no programs will crash if this "bug" isn't fixed, and anyone
> using the compiler will understand what is meant, but what is the point
> in annoying those users who, like me, put a value on 
> precise use of
> English?

I am sorry for going off the way I did.  I was just in a bad mood.  Can we please close this thread now?

 - Matt

More information about the fpc-pascal mailing list