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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-02 09:01:35

On Aug 1, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Michael Fawcett wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Hervé Brönnimann
> <hervebronnimann_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This is not related to fixed-point per se, but why did
>> boost.operators
>> choose the spelling euclidian instead of the more common
>> euclidean? I did
>> check the Merriam-Webster, and both spellings are accepted (to my
>> surprise),
>> but I believe that most mathematicians use Euclidean...
> I'm surprised too - I've never seen it spelled otherwise. I checked
> the APIs we're currently using and they all use Euclidean. Google
> pulls up 3,820,000 for euclidean, and 325,000 for euclidian (it also
> says "Did you mean: euclidean").
> In Google Code Search it pulls up 44,600 for euclidean, and 7,000
> for euclidian.

I just picked the first proper adjective form I found in a book or
web page. (I think it was me; it was added via a change in <http://
operators.hpp> from both me and Helmut Zeisel, and I forgot who did
what. This is why checking in combined changes is bad, kids.) This
was 7 years ago, before Goggle got big (and I got a separate CVS/SVN
account), and who looked for a web-consensus back then?

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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