Re: deregister?

From: Paul Fulghum (
Date: Sun Apr 29 2001 - 23:40:15 EST

Andres Salomon wrote:

> I'm kind of curious; "deregister" is used quite often in the kernel:
> pcmcia_deregister_client

> matroxfb_dh_deregisterfb
> Not to mention in various comments and documentation. Deregister,
> according to (and many other dictionaries), is not a word.
> Is there some sort of historical significance to this being used, in
> place of "unregister"?

Linux kernel source vs. the English language.
One of them will have to bend...
let's get ready to rumble!

Now that it has been pointed out it will mildly
irritate people (myself included) until it
*is* corrected (I guess ignorance was bliss :-)

Paul Fulghum

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