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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] CODING_STYLE: Fix a typo ("Many

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] CODING_STYLE: Fix a typo ("Many a flamewar")
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:14:45 -0700

On 29 September 2016 at 13:46, Jonathan Neuschäfer
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Neuschäfer <address@hidden>
> ---
>  CODING_STYLE | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> index e7fde15..a03a994 100644
> @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ patches before submitting.
>  Of course, the most important aspect in any coding style is whitespace.
>  Crusty old coders who have trouble spotting the glasses on their noses
>  can tell the difference between a tab and eight spaces from a distance
> -of approximately fifteen parsecs.  Many a flamewar have been fought and
> +of approximately fifteen parsecs.  Many flamewars have been fought and
>  lost on this issue.

Should be "Many a flamewar has been fought and lost".
(This is slightly poetic phrasing but it has a nice ring to it;
the complement does have to be singular, not plural, though.)

-- PMM

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