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- Subject: Re: Userdata
- From: Gavin Wraith <gavin@...>
- Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 09:54:39 +0100 (BST)
On Thu 26 Jul, James Hearn wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > Apologies to all - I know that a great cry of "pedant" will
> > > rise to the sky - but 'userdata' is a plural. One userdatum,
> > > two userdata. It is like 'media' - one medium, two media.
> > > Sorry - but anything else feels wrong.
> > Most of my userdata points to several bytes :-)
> > /Erik
> Shh! Don't interrupt the pedant! You might get bytten!
> --James Hearn
The pedant is quite happy with 'one pointer, two pointers'.
The problem arises with not distinguishing the pointer from
its target, an overloading which I suspect is hardwired into
the human brain.
Gavin Wraith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home page: http://www.wraith.u-net.com/