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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-09 04:23:51

----Original Message----
From: brangdon_at_[hidden] [mailto:brangdon_at_[hidden]]
Sent: 08 November 2005 21:58
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Gender neutral documentation

> In-Reply-To: <dkl36d$2ak$1_at_[hidden]>
> andy_at_[hidden] (Andy Little) wrote (abridged):
>> Where it is used 'she' always refers to 'the user'.
> If you have two protagonists (author and user) it can help to give
> them different genders and to be consistent about which way round
> they are.
>> I dont use that convention myself for obvious reasons !
> Hmm. I suspect we could argue about this for weeks.
Weeks? I would have said that was out by about two orders of magnitude :-)

My prediction is that a consensus will emerge on how to handle this across
the English speaking(writing) world - by about the middle of this century.

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

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