Re: Bug#220838: ITP: verbiste -- a french conjugation system
On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:27:40PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:39:28 -0500, Joe Drew <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 13:21, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> The formula that *could* be universally applied to all short
> >> descriptions is "$PACKAGE (is|contains|provides) $SHORTDESC."; in
> >> this formula, it's clear that the articles, as part of the noun
> >> phrase, would be explicit in the short description when
> >> appropriate.
> > A better formula would be "$PACKAGE (is|contains|provides) [a[n]]
> > $SHORTDESC." which satisfies me.
> You can dream up formulae out the wazoo, but until you get buy
> in, and perhaps implementation, from the common front-end authors,
> these mean nothing. At this point I am more concerned about
> readability in the front-ends we have now, not some hypothetical
> formula that could be implemented at some future time -- unless it
Colons and quotes are your friends in machine-constructed sentences.
"$PACKAGE" provides: $SHORTDESC.
You cannot get greater semantic meaning out of a system than is already
present in it.
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