So much grammar correction, so little correct!
Posted Jul 8, 2010 10:20 UTC (Thu) by farnz
In reply to: So much grammar correction, so little correct!
Parent article: A line in the sand for graphics drivers
It's a difficult one (the joys of a language defined by usage, not prescribed by an academy); in my experience the use of "one" is either a "posh way of saying I", or "this is what should happen in an ideal world, not necessarily what anyone in particular does". Singular they feels slightly weird, but doesn't come with that baggage.
Of course, this is all based on past experience - and continued use of "one" as a gender-neutral singular would change the implications. If only programming languages had a similar habit of changing to adapt to what is meant, not what it used to mean :)
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