spaces, names, and the plural of ID

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sun May 26 14:26:02 PDT 2002

On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 10:56:47PM +0200, Alex Groenewoud wrote:
> The patch-file puts in some missing spaces between numbers and MB,
> corrects the names off some packages in the official download sections,
> harmonizes the spelling of "Unix", repairs a few typos, and makes some
> minor textual improvements.

> About one thing I can't make my mind up: the plural of "ID".
> The book uses both IDs and ID's.  Man-pages and RFC's also use both,
> but there IDs outnumber ID's by about 5:1.
> In theory a plural "s" should be attached to the word, but I would
> prefer here an "'s", even when this normally indicates a possessive.
> What do the editors think?

Let's go the grammatical correct way and use IDs

Gerard Beekmans

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