[erlang-questions] Fwd: Erlang Job for $5000 in Saint-Petersburg

Ahmed Al-Saadi <>
Thu Apr 26 11:24:59 CEST 2012


-module(politically_correct).

-behaviour(gen_der_neutral).
-export([pronoun/1, possessive/1]).

-include_lib("grammer.hrl").

%% The context passed in to the exported function will have the gender info (presumably)
%% The rest of the module is left as an exercise for the reader! ;)

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Ahmed Al-Saadi
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On Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 5:08 AM, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:

> fwiw colloquial British English uses "their" for his/her ("they" for 
> he/she, and "them" for him/her). It's quite serviceable.
> 
> Ivan
> 
> On 26/04/2012 09:42, Francesco Mazzoli wrote:
> > > I'm sorry, but I can't find where I've used the word "men" :)
> > > 
> > > Actually men and women, elves and dwarfs are looked for, but no trolls,
> > > sorry ;)
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > He's referring to the "his" by the end of the post, which is nitpicking,
> > also considering that English does not have an gender "unspecific"
> > possessive pronoun, and writing his/her each time is annoying.
> > 
> > Francesco.
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