Plural/Singular - Does it Matter?
randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Aug 2 16:47:45 PDT 2007
Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 08/02/07 17:48 CST:
> ag at linuxfromscratch.org wrote these words on 08/02/07 17:35 CST:
>> + <segmentedlist>
>> + <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
>> + <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
>> + <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
>> + <seglistitem>
>> + <seg>urxvt, urxvtd, and urxvtc.</seg>
>> + <seg>Many <application>Perl</application> extensions located under
>> + <filename class='directory'>/usr/lib/urxvt/perl</filename></seg>
>> + <seg>/usr/lib/urxvt</seg>
> Not that it really matters, but we've made practice that if there
> is only 1 directory installed, then we don't use plural "Directories"
> above. It would be "Installed Directory"
The more I think about that, the more I don't like it. And it was my
idea. :-( I'm thinking a message to -dev is prudent here (cc'd).
I now lean to a standardization of Installed Programs/Libraries/Directories
(all plural) in all instances. Makes our life easier, and I don't see
it as anything grammatically incorrect.
(a trivial sed ran on all the XML files would fix this and would only
take just a couple of moments)
rmlscsi: [bogomips 1003.26] [GNU ld version 2.16.1] [gcc (GCC) 4.0.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.6] [Linux 184.108.40.206 i686]
18:42:00 up 18:33, 1 user, load average: 0.16, 0.09, 0.23
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