Re: spelling of disc (disk) in /devfs

From: Dr. Kelsey Hudson (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 19:41:39 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Alan Chandler wrote:

> I accidentally built my 2.4.1 kernel with /devfs so had a interesting
> few minutes looking round it to see what it was doing.
> The thing that struck me most was the spelling of disc with a 'c'. As
> an Englishman this is the correct spelling for me most of the time,
> but I have come to accept "as a technical term" disk (as in American)
> is the right name for these devices.
> I now find myself confused with the new approach.

It had always been my assumption that non-optical storage media used the
'disk' spelling, whereas optical media, such as CDs, DVDs, and MO, were
reffered to using the 'disc' spelling.

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