Small patches for www and some question about www's words

David Cuthbert dacut at
Mon Sep 6 12:15:04 PDT 2004

H.Miyamoto wrote:
$ grep -n atomicy *
caching.cgi:20:conflicting ftruncate(), and would preserve atomicy between read() and
threads.cgi:139:important to note that token atomicy is maintained through preemptive
threads.cgi:142:to preserve token atomicy</i>.
These should all be "atomicity" (noun).  "atomically" is an adverb. 
Examples in the difference in usage are:

"This code locks the file atomically."  (atomically describes how the 
lock occurs)

"Failing to call lock_mutex() will break atomicity."  (atomicity is a 
quality which is violated)


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