[OT] spelling colour / color was Re: Toggle

Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 21:53:43 CEST 2014


On 10 October 2014 05:24, duncan smith <buzzard at invalid.invalid> wrote:

> On 09/10/14 18:43, mm0fmf wrote:
> > On 09/10/2014 02:29, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >> Apart from the horrible spelling of colour :-)
> >
> > I've always spelt colour as "color" when programming and as "colour"
> > when writing language including documentation about software.
> >
> > colour in a programme doesn't seem right.
> >
>
> Even in British English that is usually spelt 'program' (from the US
> spelling, of course). Let's not cave in on 'colour' too. It's bad enough
> that we can't use 'whilst' loops :-).
>

That would be a theatre programme vs a computer program.

I try to stick with the current spelling style when modifying existing code
- esp. for APIs. It's very annoying to have some methods use "z" and others
"s" in the same package. So since I'm currently working for a US company I
have to consciously remind myself to use their abominations ;)

Tim Delaney
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