should, ought, must (was: Bug mass filling)
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:15:55 -0700, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> Is the word "generally" here an error? I read this as implying the
>> normal meaning of "should" -- that not everything which violates a
>> "should" mandate is a bug.
> I am of the opinion that it is. We can replace non-buggy
> instances of should by 'ought to be', if needed.
But please don't forget a "legal definition" of those terms. For me, as
a non-native speaker, I have no idea whether "ought to" is weaker or
stronger than "should", or just something different (and what).
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
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