I noticed a gramatical error in INSTALL (" and the your OS
is supported.") and decided to run aspell on it. The patch
(longer than I expected) follows.
Some changes are not spelling like the change from "CMU CL"
to CMUCL (for consistency with the rest of the file) and
"OS's" to "operating systems". I hope they are not too
RCS file: /cvsroot/sbcl/sbcl/INSTALL,v
retrieving revision 1.21
diff -u -r1.21 INSTALL
--- INSTALL 11 Jul 2005 15:31:07 -0000 1.21
+++ INSTALL 10 Aug 2005 20:20:26 -0000
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
1. BINARY DISTRIBUTION
1.1. Quick start
- 1.2. Finding ancilliary files
+ 1.2. Finding ancillary files
1.3. Anatomy of SBCL
2. SOURCE DISTRIBUTION
@@ -32,9 +32,9 @@
by the environment variable "INSTALL_ROOT".
If you install SBCL from binary distribution in other location then
- "/usr/local", see section 1.2, "Finding ancilliary files".
+ "/usr/local", see section 1.2, "Finding ancillary files".
-1.2. Finding ancilliary files
+1.2. Finding ancillary files
The SBCL runtime needs to be able to find the ancillary files
associated with it: the "sbcl.core" file, and the contrib modules.
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@
passed their tests. If you need to install by hand, see "install.sh"
- Documentation concists of a man-page, the SBCL Manual (in info, pdf
+ Documentation consists of a man-page, the SBCL Manual (in info, pdf
and html formats), and a few additional text files.
2. SOURCE DISTRIBUTION
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@
If you don't already have an SBCL binary installed as "sbcl" on your
system, you'll need to tell make.sh what Lisp to use as the
- cross-compilation host. For example, to use CMU CL (assuming has
+ cross-compilation host. For example, to use CMUCL (assuming has
been installed under its default name "lisp") as the
@@ -186,7 +186,7 @@
* Check that the host lisp you're building with is known to work
- as an SBCL build host, and the your OS is supported.
+ as an SBCL build host, and that your OS is supported.
* Try to do a build without loading any initialization files
for the cross-compilation host (for example
@@ -215,7 +215,7 @@
All of the following platforms are supported in the sense of "should
work", but some things like loading foreign object files may lag
- behind on less-used OS's.
+ behind on less-used operating system.
@@ -245,8 +245,9 @@
Darwin (Mac OS X) X
- Some OS's are more equal then others: most of the development and
- testing is done on x86 Linux and *BSD, PPC Linux and Mac OS X.
+ Some operating systems are more equal then others: most of the
+ development and testing is done on x86 Linux and *BSD, PPC Linux
+ and Mac OS X.
If an underprivileged platform is important to you, you can help
by eg. testing during the monthly freeze periods, and most
Eduardo Muñoz | (prog () 10 (print "Hello world!")
http://www.boundp.net/ | 20 (go 10))