Bug#235773: dselect: typo in selection help text
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:36:22PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 12:13:40PM +0100, Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> > Package: dselect
> > Version: 18.104.22.168
> > Severity: minor
> > Hi,
> > dselect/pkginfo.cc contains the following help snippet:
> > [...]
> > if you ask to install, remove, hold, &c it you will affect all the packages
> > [...]
> > Perhaps the ", &c it" should be replaced by "or purge it" but I may be
> > wrong about the intention of the original author.
> "&c" is another way of writing "etc.", meaning "and so on". In other
> words, the text says "if you ask to install, remove, hold, or perform
> other actions on it ...".
Ok, I suggest using the last form "or perform other actions on it",
that is more clear and does not use acronyms (or what ever you call &c).
At least I did not know what &c meant, it seemed like a forgotten
string format :)
,''`. Bastian Kleineidam . calvin (at) debian.org
: :' :
`. `' GnuPG Schlüssel http://kampfwurst.net/gpgkey.txt
You know that times are strange when the best rapper in the world is
white, the best golfer in the world is black, the Americas cup is held by
landlocked Sweden, the French are accusing the Americans of arrogance and
Germany is steadily refusing to go to war.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----