K.S. Bhaskar on 7 Mar 2011 13:57:24 -0800

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[PLUG] [OT] waiting for a socket/event vs. waiting for a socket/event

One of my pet peeves about colloquial American English is the use of "waiting on" when what is meant is "waiting for" - as in "I'll be waiting on you downstairs" to which I am often tempted to reply "Thank you, but I don't intend to dine downstairs."

Does a process wait for a socket/event or does a process wait on a socket/event?

Thank you very much.

-- Bhaskar

Windows does to computers what smoking does to humans
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