[gmx-developers] neighbo[u]r

Berk Hess hessb at mpip-mainz.mpg.de
Thu Jul 20 10:49:46 CEST 2006

>> When you work in Europe (like I do) you probably publish in European 
>> and American journals,
>> which means that you would (or should) be aware of most of these 
>> pitfalls.
>> Still we somehow managed to mess up the code.
>> First I thought I was the prime suspect, as I think the old code used 
>> British spelling,
>> whereas I prefer American. But I found others added inconsistent 
>> routine names as well.
>> I think we should agree on complete British or American spelling for 
>> the code
>> as well as the manual.
> Fine, but apart from this easy example it seems not worth the effort 
> to go through all the code and clean it up. Besides it is always fun 
> to see those old comments and error messages that suddenly pop up 
> after many years...

I agree that it is not worth to go through all the code.
But we could fix the most annoying cases.
Currently the neighbor issue is the only one that I can think of.

But I would suggest to use American spelling for any new code/manual 
text that we type.


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