Re: spelling of disc (disk) in /devfs

From: Tony Hoyle (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 18:17:46 EST

Dr. Kelsey Hudson wrote:

> 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.
I can remember having this argument back in the days of the BBC Micro. The
BBC is the only machine I have ever seen that used 'disc'... In those days
I assumed it was correct. Over time, I came to accept that we used 'disk' for
the same reasons we use 'program' rather than 'programme'.

I haven't heard anyone in the UK spell it 'disc' for years....

When I last tried devfs (around the 2.4.0test era - a short and painful experience, but
that's another story) I was confused by the use of 'disc'. IMHO it should be changed,
because it's simply wrong, even in england (so please stop blaming us for it!).


"User DATA\tmh cannot be created because DATA\tmh does not exist."
Windows -- Great UI huh?

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