[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Creating Basic Zope Applications

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      The file library as it stands is functional but Spartan.  The library
      doesn't let you know when a file was created, and it doesn't let you
      sort the files in any way. Let's make the library a little fancier.

        % Anonymous User - July 18, 2002 7:29 pm:
         "Spartan" in this context is an adjective, not a verb, and thus shouldn't be capitalised.

        % Anonymous User - July 24, 2002 12:01 pm:
         Eh? What's adjectival use got to do with it? (And how does "Spartan" work as a verb?) I'll leave it to the
         editors to decide whether to capitalize Spartan in this case, though. It varies depending on whose style
         guide you're fond of.

        % Anonymous User - Aug. 25, 2002 11:08 am:
         Can we stick to the content and hold off on critiquing the author's writing style? This comment function is
         intended as a facility to get our questions answered, not to provide us with an editorial forum.

        % Anonymous User - Dec. 13, 2002 12:13 pm:
         Spar·tan    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spärtn)
         Of or relating to Sparta or its people. 
         also spartan
         Rigorously self-disciplined or self-restrained. 
         Simple, frugal, or austere: a Spartan diet; a spartan lifestyle. 
         Marked by brevity of speech; laconic. 
         Courageous in the face of pain, danger, or adversity. 

         A citizen of Sparta. 
         One of Spartan character.