[blfs-dev] [blfs-book] r12879 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/lib xsoft/graphweb

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Mar 19 15:00:29 PDT 2014


On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 03:24:16PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> ken at higgs.linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> > Author: ken Date: Wed Mar 19 13:02:11 2014 New Revision: 12879
> >
> > Log: mozconfigs for firefox and xulrunner : move the pulse option
> > above 'It is recommended not to touch anything below this line'.
> 
> Have I ever mentioned that I really dislike the phrase "It is 
> recommended..."  Recommended by who?  These should be reworded.
> 
> If it's upstream, then say Upstream developers recommend...
> 
> If it's us, then work around it.
> 
> In this example we have
> 
> "# It is recommended not to touch anything below this line"
> 
> How about
> 
> "# Users generally do not need to change anything below this line"
> 
>    -- Bruce

 Sounds good, but I'm doing other things at the moment.  Change it
if you like.  'De gustibus non est disputandum' as my old latin master
would have said.

 What gets me is the phrase "The BLFS staff has determined", e.g. in
mutt : I think 'staff' should have a plural form of the verb[¹], but I
would feel a lot more comfortable with "the BLFS editors have
determined".  As with many things in the books, perhaps it's only
me who gets upset.

¹ - a verb in the singular would be appropriate for a wizard's staff
made of sapient pearwood.

 Let the anglo-american grammar skirmishes recommence ;)

ĸen
-- 
das eine Mal als Tragödie, dieses Mal als Farce



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