[Libwebsockets] spelling of “writeable”

Felipe Gasper felipe at felipegasper.com
Mon Jun 21 14:52:36 CEST 2021



> On Jun 21, 2021, at 7:59 AM, Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
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> On 6/21/21 11:48 AM, Felipe Gasper wrote:
>>> On Jun 21, 2021, at 1:29 AM, Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
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>>> On 6/21/21 12:27 AM, Felipe Gasper wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> 	I’ve noticed that the spelling of “writeable” is inconsistent in the LWS API:
>>>> - lws_callback_on_writable
>>>> - LWS_CALLBACK_CLIENT_WRITEABLE
>>> 
>>> I also noticed this about ten years ago... "writable" is dictionary-correct but somehow for the actual event, WRITE-ABLE aligns better to my mental model of what is happening there.
>> Both appear to be correct:
>> https://www.dictionary.com/browse/writeable
>> https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=writable
> 
> For reputable dictionaries
> 
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writable
> 
> https://www.lexico.com/definition/writable (actually OED)
> 
> neither list 'writeable'.

I don’t know why AHD would be “unreputable”, though of course OED and Webster have more history. (That said, per Wikipedia AHD came about as a less-permissive alternative to Webster.)

Anyhow, it’s not worth belabouring. :)

-F


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