Re: Template into which the synopsis should fit (was: Request for review of a new package's description)
Ben Finney wrote:
> Justin B Rye <email@example.com> writes:
>> the package $PACKAGE provides (a/the) $SYNOPSIS
> Two points on this.
> When did you start using “provides” (instead of “is”) in this template?
> I think it's an improvement, but it's the first time I recall seeing it.
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> We need a name for this putative template. The synopsis should, we
> assert, fit into this template, but what do we *call* that template for
> ease of discussing it with others?
Well, there are quite a few other names for phrasal templates -
they're also known as "cloze exercises", "fill-in-the-blanks
puzzles", or (at least in en_US) "Mad Libs"...
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