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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-04 04:49:26

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> This means for example that the
>> client can completely discard Bind if she does not need it; or
> ^
> that should be a comma
>> perhaps take out Operator and Statement and just use Function, which
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> "she can leave"

Is there a boost convention on gender neutral language?

I approve of the sentiment behind using "she" (there aren't enough women in
technical roles), but I do find myself stumbling every time I read it.

My personal preference is to use "they" as the first person singular
gender-neutral pronoun. This will be /intensely/ irritating to grammar
purists, but does seem to be the way the language is evolving.

Martin Bonner
Pi Technology, Milton Hall, Ely Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 6WZ,
ENGLAND Tel: +44 (0)1223 441434

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