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

BigMatt19 at aol.com BigMatt19 at aol.com
Mon May 27 21:33:29 CEST 2002

Just so you know... this was yet another Matt. :-P

In a message dated Mon, 27 May 2002 11:21:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, memsom at post.interalpha.co.uk writes:

> > 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 
> here. 
> Matt
> --
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> 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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