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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat May 25 19:28:58 CEST 2002

> >BigMatt19 at aol.com wrote:
> >
> >> Especially since the current term fits perfectly.  "Wrong amount of
> >> parameters" is perfectly legal in the English language.
> >
> >I beg to differ, but it is not, since "parameters" is countable, the
> >correct word is "number", not "amount."
> As a British English speaker, I find the two terms interchangable. Certainly 
> not confusing in any way. I believe the devs. should do whatever they feel 
> right on this matter, but I'd personally leave it as it is.

Actually, in English class, here in the NL, I was also taught that amount is
for continuous scales.

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