I hate to bitch but bitch I must

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Oct 17 22:44:15 UTC 2009

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009, PJ wrote:
> Warren Block wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Bob Hall wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 07:27:42PM -0400, PJ wrote:
>>>>>> BUGS
>>>>>> This utility should work on active file systems.
>>> 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.
>> I understand it, but see ambiguity in the word "should".  Easy enough
>> to rewrite:
>> This utility does not work on active file systems.
>> Now here's my challenge to PJ: use send-pr(1) or the web PR interface
>> at http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html to submit this as a doc bug
>> report.
>> That's how FreeBSD gets better, and how you help the next person in
>> the same situation.
> As I mentioned earlier, I do not understand what the author really
> intended, so I am out of place making any judgments.

If that long thread didn't convince you, certainly nothing I can add 
will do it.

PR 139705 submitted.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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