Re: Bug#312600: logtool
On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:25:49PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 11:06:44AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 03:13:01PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> > > While translating the file logtool, I encountered the following
> > > typos, which I thought you might like to eliminate in a future release.
> > [...]
> > > "Either ... or" is only used with groups of two. When you have more
> > > than two things, you use "one of ... or ... or ...". So:
> > >
> > > "Note that each option can be specified only once for one of paranoid,
> > > server, or workstation."
> > It doesn't seem incorrect to me, but then I'm not a native English
> > speaker and so is Clytie.
> That should be either "... and neither is Clytie" or "... but Clytie
> is", depending on which you meant. :-)
I meant the former; but Clytie told me in the mean time that the latter
is actually true. Whoops ;-)
> > debian-l10n-english, is the current sentence indeed incorrect?
> I agree with Clytie that the current sentence is incorrect: "either"
> should only be used to distinguish between two items, not among more
> than two. I find the proposed replacement rather unclear, though, and I
> had to go and read the source to puzzle out exactly what it meant. How
> about this?
> Note that each option can be specified for only one of paranoid,
> server, or workstation.
Sounds good; I'll use that one.
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