Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#19942 closed defect (wontfix)

"abelian" vs. "Abelian"

Reported by: jmantysalo Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
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Description

It needs a little work to change "abelian" to "Abelian", as some of the strings are generated. This is kind of spin-off from #19753.

Change History (7)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by jhpalmieri

There is no compelling reason to change "abelian" to "Abelian". I think this should be closed.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by jmantysalo

Replying to jhpalmieri:

There is no compelling reason to change "abelian" to "Abelian". I think this should be closed.

Not a big thing, but this would be consistent with for example #19788. At least Wikipedia uses always caps for Abelian, Hamiltonian etc.

(But of course english is not my own language, so I let others to decide this.)

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 5 years ago by jhpalmieri

Replying to jmantysalo:

Replying to jhpalmieri:

There is no compelling reason to change "abelian" to "Abelian". I think this should be closed.

Not a big thing, but this would be consistent with for example #19788. At least Wikipedia uses always caps for Abelian, Hamiltonian etc.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelian_group#A_note_on_the_typography.

That is, I don't think there is consistency in the mathematical world for the capitalization, or not, of "abelian".

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by tscrim

Someone once joked to me that Abel has received the greatest prize in mathematics, a lowercase letter. It's fairly ubiquitous to use "abelian", so I would suggest closing this ticket.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by jmantysalo

  • Milestone changed from sage-7.1 to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

Replying to tscrim:

Someone once joked to me that Abel has received the greatest prize in mathematics, a lowercase letter. It's fairly ubiquitous to use "abelian", so I would suggest closing this ticket.

OK, please mark positive review. (Or actually, Volker will decide when closing this.)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by jhpalmieri

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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