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Brad Fitzpatrick edited this page Apr 16, 2019 · 1 revision

This page documents the spelling choices that the Go project has made for English words.

This page is a statement of policy. Do not edit it without approval/discussion.


  • American spellings over British spellings
  • iff means "if or only iff" (, but we don't use it in public-facing docs (not if it'd show up in exported identifiers in godoc)
  • avoid Latin abbreviations in godoc
  • use cancellation (two ells), not cancelation. See
  • use canceled (one ell), not cancelled.
  • use canceling (one ell), not cancelling.
  • use marshaling, marshaled etc (single ell). See
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