I hate to bitch but bitch I must

Neal Hogan nealhogan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 01:29:13 UTC 2009

>>> Aha! Gotcha! Whoever wrote that has made an unintentionnal booboo. It is
>>> a subtle difference and is indicative that whoever wrote it is not a
>>> native english user... the meaning is clearly "should be executed, done,
>>> carried out, performed" - should work means it  can be carried out  - I
>>> think the author meant to say "should not be done"
>> I'm a native English speaker, and the manual makes perfect sense to me.
>> It's very clear to me that since the statement is in the BUGS section,
>> it means that the utility should, but doesn't. Since it follows a
>> statement that the utility doesn't, the meaning is unambiguous.
> fwiw, upon first reading, I got the exact same impression about the
> writing under its context as Bob did.

Am I the only one annoyed by the monthly PJ soap-operas. It seems that
we get a ridiculous installment from this guy who bites off more than
he can chew and then complains that it's too big every full (or is it
fool) moon (28 day cycle . . . sorry obvious,stupid joke).

The patience he gets from folks on this list should be commended, but
questioned. In what sense is the community benefited from the dramatic
"life-story" of an ungrateful novice? This guy puts forth his
problem(s) only to update the list at every small/backward step and
then ultimately offer something offensive such that the devs can't
speak English.

He needs to work things out before blogging on
freebsd-questions at .

IMHO ;-)

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