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

Full_Name memsom at post.interalpha.co.uk
Mon May 27 17:24:43 CEST 2002

> Matt Emson wrote:
> > As a British English speaker, I find the two terms interchangable.
> Amazingly, some English speakers don't understand the subtle
> difference.

Amazingly some people will argue a point, even when it is so small and 
insignificant as this one. I'd rather see FPC released for the PowerPC 
processor family than have the developers wasting their time with nit-picking, 
pointless and time wasting like this. If you understood the error well enough 
to correct the grammar, you understood the error. What's the problem? Maybe 
each developer should write the errors in their own language. Let's see how 
many of us would have a problem with that.. 

I'm not meaning to be overly harsh, I think the term 'drop it' could be used 



"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, 
we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and 
listening to repetitive electronic music." 
Kristian Wilson, 
Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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