Re: Item for the guidelines
Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Quoting Justin B Rye (email@example.com):
> > Whoah! There's no such thing as "a" software. It's a non-count
> > noun, like hardware, or information. You mean "a program" or "an
> > application".
> Let's reword this, then:
> Database server software is a program that handles data and serves
Sorry, that has a similar problem. That "is" equates the uncountable
"software" with the single "a program".
Database server software handles data and serves it....
Database servers are programs that handle data and serve it...
> I don't feel like calling MySQL "program" or "application"....
So use the first alternative above (although I don't see why not).
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