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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-04 07:55:47

Martin Bonner <martin.bonner_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

Personally, I'd prefer if you wrote "he," or just avoided the pronoun:

     A user that does not need Bind can discard it


Dave Abrahams
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