cvs commit: src/sys/fs/msdosfs msdosfs_vfsops.c

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Sun Nov 18 02:01:18 PST 2007

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 09:21:31AM +0000, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
>  o English lesson from bde@: "iff" is not a typo, it means "if and only if".

AFAIK, it's a mathematical term, rather than general English (at least
I learnt it in high-school maths).  I'm not sure how common it is -
I've used it at work and had people (native English speakers) not
recognize it.

It's not in any of the FreeBSD dictionaries or my Concise Macquarie,
though it is in Wictionary and Wikipedia.

This does bring up an interesting point: Unlike the documentation, the
FreeBSD sources are only available in American.  What (if any) effort
should the FreeBSD project make to ensure that the source code is
accessible to non-native speakers by avoiding unusual terms?

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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