UK or US spelling in manages?
rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Oct 3 13:39:02 UTC 2019
OpenSSL is in the final stages of a *massive* cleanup of the manpages. Many of them are nit-level things, bringing them into conformance with common style, as expressed at http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/man-pages.7.html
There is on notable difference: openssl uses a mix of UK and US spelling – favouring initialize and such instead of favoring initialize and such. Most manpages, and the link above, recommend US spelling. You can see the start of a discussion on this at https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/10079 While I respect the Commonwealth’s impact on SSLeay and OpenSSL :), I believe the right thing is to follow US style as everyone else does.
I am asking the OMC to discuss, decide, and vote on a policy.
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