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doc: Node.js' vs. Node.js's #31713

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Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of Node.js as
Node.js' and other times as Node.js's. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

Not really sure how this is going to be received. Let's see....

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Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: nodejs#31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Trott added a commit to Trott/io.js that referenced this pull request Feb 12, 2020
Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: nodejs#31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Trott added a commit to Trott/io.js that referenced this pull request Feb 12, 2020
Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: nodejs#31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
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Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: #31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
codebytere added a commit that referenced this pull request Feb 17, 2020
Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: #31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
codebytere added a commit that referenced this pull request Feb 17, 2020
Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: #31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
codebytere added a commit that referenced this pull request Feb 17, 2020
Throughout the docs, we sometimes write the possessive of _Node.js_ as
_Node.js'_ and other times as _Node.js's_. The former conforms with some
generally accepted style guides (e.g., Associated Press Stylebook) while
the latter complies with others (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style).

Since there is no clear authoritative answer as to which form is
correct, and since (at least to me) both are visually jarring and
sometimes cause a pause to understand, I'd like to reword things to
eliminate the possessive form where possible.

This is one of those examples.

PR-URL: #31713
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Beth Griggs <Bethany.Griggs@uk.ibm.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Tobias Nießen <tniessen@tnie.de>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
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