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bug#23746: 25.0.95; Doc fixes (grammar, typos, clarification)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#23746: 25.0.95; Doc fixes (grammar, typos, clarification)
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:55:08 +0300

> From: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:58:27 +0200
> 
> On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:21:19 -0400 Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > As a native English speaker, "your Lisp program may wish telling the
> > process" sounds obviously incorrect (though I'm not sure how to
> > explain why in terms of grammatical rules). Whereas, "your Lisp
> > program may wish to tell the process" is correct.
> 
> That's one argument for this change; another is the statistical one
> based on the existing Emacs documentation:
> 
> address@hidden:/data/steve/git/emacs> grep -r " wish to " doc/ | wc -l
> 196
> address@hidden:/data/steve/git/emacs> grep -r " wish [a-z]*ing " doc/
> doc/lispref/processes.texi:may wish telling the process the dimensions
> 
> Eli, does this persuade you to accept this change too?

Sorry, no.  There's nothing wrong in the original wording in this
case.





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