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Long-time Informix user and developer, experienced in C and Unix (many variants). Email: jonathan.leffler@gmail.com

Jan
4
comment “Proportion of IPOs in France”?
What about "the proportion (by value) of IPOs in France", possibly augmented with "compared to the worldwide total"?
Jan
3
answered “Between A and B” or “from A to B”
Jan
3
answered What's the difference between a tune and a melody?
Jan
2
answered Different size or different sizes?
Jan
1
answered Is “it is no calculus” correct grammar?
Dec
27
answered In a conditional sentence where the condition contains a list, which serial punctuation mark is used in the list?
Dec
27
comment “Cannabis” vs. “marijuana” vs. “weed”
Weed has significant uses completely unrelated to marijuana or cannabis - think horticulture or gardening. Without context, it could easily be misunderstood.
Dec
27
comment “Cannabis” vs. “marijuana” vs. “weed”
More normally 'depends' than 'depemds' :D
Dec
27
answered How can I give a project quote politely?
Dec
25
comment What's the story with the British use of “miss not having” vs. “miss having?”
@ShreevatsaR: Who said language was logical? I'm doing my best to explain what is probably inexplicable.
Dec
25
answered What's the story with the British use of “miss not having” vs. “miss having?”
Dec
21
comment Comma and “too”
@Yasir: I would not put the comma before 'too' in 'Mathematica supports OpenCL too' unless there was something about the context to suggest that was slightly surprising. In case you've not already realized it, commas are fiendishly difficult critters. I don't think anyone would penalize you for omitting it in all cases discussed so far - but sometimes the comma is desirable. But I'm not sure I can characterize when, precisely.
Dec
21
comment Why is 'c*nt' so much more derogatory in the US than the UK?
Another word with radically different connotations in British and American English is 'fag'. In England, it is a colloquial term for a cigarette; in the USA, it is a very derogatory term for homosexual.
Dec
20
comment Comma and “too”
Or the 'too' could be 'as well as me'...
Dec
20
comment Comma and “too”
There should be commas either side of a name interpolated into a sentence - even in modern writing.
Dec
20
answered Punctuating and constructing a confusing list
Dec
20
answered What does it mean to be “hard done by” - a phrase I heard from a Canadian friend
Dec
13
answered Any term pertaining to geography, but not to toponymy?
Dec
13
comment “Hear hear” or “here here”
+1 for introducing me to the word 'eggcorn'.
Dec
12
answered Other meanings for “punctual” besides “on time”