Peter Geoghegan wrote: > On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 9:32 PM, Erik Rijkers <e...@xs4all.nl> wrote: >> I think this compulsive 'he'-avoiding is making the text worse. >> >> >> - environment variable); any user can make such a change for his >> session. >> + environment variable); any user can make such a change for their >> session. > > -1. It seems fine to me.
(Disclaimer: I am not a native speaker.) Using the pronoun of the third person plural as a replacement for "his or her" has become widely used, at least in the U.S., and the OED condones that use: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/they Do we want to have that everywhere? Yours, Laurenz Albe -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers